Starz has released the first trailer for the upcoming second season of their hit period drama Outlander, which is set to premiere on the premium cable network in Spring 2016.
Based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander was developed for television by Ronald D. Moore and stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzes, Graham McTavish, Gary Lewis, Duncan Lacroix, Annette Badland, Lotte Verbeek and Stephen Walters. The drama series is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television. Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore is the executive producer and showrunner.
Starz and Sony Pictures Television have been bulking up the cast for the second season, which will consist of 13 episodes. Harry Potter and Vicious star Frances de la Tour has come on-board as Mother Hildegarde, the intelligent and commanding Mother Superior who runs L’Hopital Des Anges in Paris. While other cast additions include Audrey Brisson as Sister Angelique, one of Mother Hidegarde’s nuns; and Dominique Piñon as Master Raymond, a small kindly apothecary who is described as being “a mysterious healer” with a great deal of knowledge regarding secret matters, both political and occult.
The show’s second season opens 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.
Check out the trailer below: