Starz’s ‘Outlander’ Gets Hot and Bothered for April Season 2 Premiere
Outlander fans, your time is nigh. After a criminal wait between the two halves of Season 1, Starz has officially set a Season 2 premiere date for Jaime and Claire’s trip to France in April. Have a look-see with the first trailer and a new poster, and get those tongues a-waggin’, oh dear.
Per Starz’s official announcement, Outlander Season 2 will officially premiere the first of its 13 new episodes on Saturday, April 9, flanked by a first look at teaser art featuring Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan on the steps of Versailles:
Instead of swords and guns, they’re armed with political savvy and the finest 1700s Parisian fashion as they embark on their new mission - infiltrating the French aristocracy and rewriting history. The new image gives viewers a taste of what’s to come in this exciting and dangerous next chapter – old world lavishness mixed with a sense of new world urgency.
And sure, why not, a new trailer:
So reads the full Season 2 synopsis, based on Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber:
Book Two of “Outlander” begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful. Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.
You can check out the full trailers above and below, and keep some ice handy for the Outlander Season 2 premiere, April 9 on Starz.