Outlander is back again, well in a couple of weeks, but not long now! After its first season, the historical American-British time travel drama Outlander has garnered a whole lot of attention: and a whole lot of adoring fans. The Outlander series is a Starz original, and it’s been one of a few shows that has really injected some much-needed life into the premium cable network in recent years. The television series is based on the books written by Diana Gabaldon, and Caitriona Balfe stars as the show’s main character, Claire Randall. The book series was extremely thorough, so you can only imagine how in-depth the writing team had to get to make sure all of the best elements were pulled from the text for the small screen.
There were sixteen episodes in the first season, and that gave fans more than enough opportunity to get interested in the storylines. Almost right away, Outlander was becoming a huge hit and people were quickly becoming engulfed in all the drama. It doesn’t take long for you to realize that main character Claire used to be a nurse in World War II, and her life is about to get more interesting once she and her husband make a trip to Scotland for some sightseeing and exploration.
History begins to unfold in Claire’s life in a real way once she comes face to face with Jamie, an injured Scottish man whom she must heal with her combat medical skills. Over time they become very close, and their love unfolds for the eager audience, and they eventually become married. On the other side of her life, Claire’s husband lies in wait, hoping that she might come back to him one day after disappearing into thin air. Claire is torn between two worlds, being almost like a fortune teller with her knowledge of the things that the future holds for the cause she’s aligned with. She fights with all her might to make sure good prevails at the end of the day, and that’s one of the things most admirable about her character.
Season one ended with a crazy cliffhanger when Claire revealed to Jamie that she was with child, and the anticipation for the second season has certainly been buzzing ever since. Speculation about what Jamie and Claire’s child might be like started in almost instantly after the revelation, and news about the actress cast to portray their beautiful and wise daughter has finally broken. Brianna will be brought to life by actress Sophie Skelton, and it’s clear that she’s more than ready to take on her brand new role for season two. A few cool press photos have been released since the announcement was made, and Skelton seems to have the perfect look for Brianna already well practiced. Sophie has already donned the stunning red tresses that serve as one of Brianna’s highlighting features, and we cannot wait to see Brianna in all her glory once season two releases to the public.
Outlander has got to be one of the most anticipated shows of 2016, and we can’t wait to see what other surprises are waiting. The second season is just a few weeks away and premieres on April 9 on Starz and on Amazon Prime a day later.
Below is the latest trailer to wet your appetite! For those that want to visit the filming locations of Outlander click here.