Starz released a sneak peek of Outlander’s highly anticipated second season on Friday. The above video shows footage of the star-crossed couple arriving to Paris in an attempt to change the future. In addition, Starz provided an official summary for season two:
Outlander follows Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a married WWII combat nurse who falls back in time to 1743. As the season continues, Claire and Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) relationship is tested. Ruthless redcoats, volatile clan politics and a merciless witch trial force the couple to escape to a new home, only to be drawn back into Captain Randall’s (Tobias Menzies) darkness. Ultimately, Claire will struggle to save Jamie’s heart, as well as his soul.
Season two will open up a new world for the series with a majority of the storyline taking place in France, where the lifestyle and political climate are very different from Scotland. Getting used to their world and juggling their relatively new relationship will be hard on Jamie and Claire. This new trailer showcases their new surroundings as well as some hiccups in their relationship that they’ll need to work through together.
This week, the cast talked about the upcoming season during the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Caitriona Balfe mentioned that season one was more of “a reactionary season” for her character Claire. “She was in survivor mode. She was reacting from one thing to the next.” Balfe adds about season two, “things are sitting with her a lot more; she has time to consider her place and how she feels. It’s been an amazing discovery.”
While the first season ended on a somber but hopeful note for Jamie, recent events will hang over the character for most of the second season. Heughan said, “Ultimately he puts his whole body and soul into this mission about changing history.” But will old, carefree Jamie return? The actor teases, “There’s a great revelation that cures him—brings him out of himself.” That’s reassuring.
When should we expect the new season? An official premiere date has yet to be announced, but as the new sneak peek video confirms we’ll be diving back into Jamie and Claire’s world sometime this April. Now, my only question is: Where’s Brianna?