Production for the second installment in Starz’ time travel series, “Outlander” is reportedly underway as the show takes on the stories included in the source material written by Diana Gabaldon titled “Dragonfly in Amber.”
Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe will return next season as Claire Randall and Jamie Fraiser respectively, and viewers will see them fleeing Scotland to go to France to look for Bonnie Prince Charlie as they attempt to change the course of history.
Jamie will also be involved in politics while Claire deals with her pregnancy while helping Jamie to recover from traumatic events he had experienced.
Aside from the two characters, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie are expected to be among the new faces to be added, with the team currently looking for the right actors to take on the roles.
Heughan told the The Wrap that it will be exciting to have new additions to the cast, “There’s some crazy new characters. It looks magnificent, the show looks incredible, and just trying to find where Jamie and Claire fit into that world, is exactly the kind of journey they’re having,” he said.
The actor also put the fans in an online frenzy when he re-tweeted a suggestion that “Games of Thrones” star Sophie Turner could be the perfect fit for Brianna as she is described to be an American girl in her twenties who is strong-minded, intelligent, earthly and not girly. The actress should also be at least five feet and eight inches when it comes to height.
Meanwhile, showrunner Ron Moore who had a recent question and answer session on his personal Twitter account, revealed that he will not be taking the helm as the director for the new season. He however shared that he had written one of the new episodes.
He also answered one of the users’ question regarding to the release of the premiere episode, in which he confirms that it will air either March or April next year.