F I G H T I N G T HE F U T U R E

More on how the Out­lander team bring the time travel show to vivid life

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By the book It’s no se­cret that the pas­sion­ate book read­ers feel very pos­ses­sive of the Out­lander world and are very in­vested in want­ing to know if the TV se­ries will con­tinue to fol­low the book nar­ra­tives closely. To that Moore says re­gard­ing sea­son two, “We do the best we can and we’re al­ways try­ing to pre­serve the spirit of what it is to serve the fan au­di­ence but also the au­di­ence who has no idea what the books are about.” He in­sists that any de­vi­a­tions will be in line with sea­son one’s – ex­panded char­ac­ters or added per­spec­tives used to broaden the world.

To be con­tin­ued When we last saw Jamie and Claire in sea­son one, they were on a boat headed to France to en­act their his­tory chang­ing plans. Where will sea­son two pick up? Balfe teases, “We all felt quite strongly that when we meet th­ese char­ac­ters again it’s a con­tin­u­a­tion of last year. You don’t go through a trau­matic event like that and just bounce back very eas­ily. They have fig­ure out how to nav­i­gate this new world and they as­sume very new roles as well. You al­ways fear when you go back it might be like re­hash­ing the same old stuff but it’s felt very new.”

Cast­ing kin For fans of the book se­ries, one of the most an­tic­i­pated an­nounce­ments re­gard­ing sea­son two has been the cast­ing of Claire and Jamie’s daugh­ter, Bri­anna, and the grown- up ver­sion of Rev­erend Wake­field’s son, Roger. How­ever it took al­most the en­tirety of the se­cond sea­son shoot to an­nounce ac­tors Sophie Skel­ton and Richard Rankin. Moore ex­plains, “We had been look­ing at tape for a long time for Roger and Bri­anna be­cause they are such key char­ac­ters mov­ing for­ward. We took our time with it like we did with Jamie and Claire.”

Fight­ing frocks There’s plenty of drama for Claire to over­come in Out­lander sea­son two, but Balfe ad­mits that the most un­ex­pected ob­sta­cle has been the Parisian fin­ery here char­ac­ter is now wear­ing. “The cos­tumes are so beau­ti­ful,” the ac­tress says of Claire’s ar­ray of Court- wor­thy frocks. “Terry Dres­bach has out­done her­self. But they are very re­stric­tive, which af­ter jump­ing up and down on horses and run­ning around in the High­lands, that was an ad­just­ment. They change ev­ery­thing.”

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