What’s going on in the making of the new Outlander TV series from Starz? What’s the history of it, as seen through articles in the media?
Here is a (non-comprehensive!) look at the history and happenings of the STARZ OUTLANDER TV series, chosen mostly by my Webmistress, which features interesting highlights that you might have missed…
Participate in Season 2 Premiere Festivities THIS WEEK!
There are lots of celebrations in the Big Apple from Monday, April 4th through Saturday, April 9th celebrating the broadcast premiere of Season 2 of the Outlander TV series! Events include red carpet events and panel discussions featuring the cast and crew of Outlander, Tartan Week, and finally the Starz global broadcast premiere of Season 2 on April 9!
Join the events in person, OR join the events LIVE on line:
Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser is determined to find out in Season Two of the Starz Outlander TV series, which premieres on the Starz network on April 9! Season Two, Episode 1 is with "Through a Glass, Darkly," a title reportedly based the Biblical passage 1 Corinthians 13:1. Season Two will cover events from DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, my second major novel in the OUTLANDER series, first published for the in July, 1992. From the Starz website:
Season Two 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. They are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful.
Note: If you live outside the U.S.A., please check When and How To Watch, or check with your local cable or satellite provider for information on the premiere of season two in your area.
Binge On Season One For Free!
Want to binge on the first season before April 9? For a limited time, watch all episodes from season one for free on the Starz Outlander series website!
Sam Heughan: Grand Marshal of NYC Tartan Week Parade!
Scottish actor Sam Heughan, star of the Starz Outlander TV series ("Jamie Fraser"), will be the Grand Marshal of New York City’s Tartan Day parade on Saturday, April 9. Bands, Pipers, Dancers, and Clans from Scotland throughout the United States and Canada are joining the Parade along with dozens of Scottish and West Highland Terriers.
Heughan said, "As Grand Marshal of the New York Tartan Day parade 2016, I am honored and proud to serve the city and its ancestral ties. I love the city, the people, and the vibe. Please join me in toasting all who live and visit there with a whisky and a toast!"
Heughan joins the illustrious alumni who have led the Parade, including Sir Sean Connery, Alan Cumming, Cliff Robertson, Brian Cox, Kevin McKidd, and most recently in 2015, fellow Outlander star Graham McTavish.
NYC’s Tartan Week will be April 2nd to the 10th and includes a diverse range of events, from the Scotland Run through Central Park, to lunch-time concerts, business seminars, a Pre-Parade Ceilidh and much more. Check out:
See: "Outlander" Star Sam Heughan Named Grand Marshal Of The 2016 NY Tartan Day Parade, by Kyle Dawson, for New York City Tartan Week.The parade will be on April 9, and is part of NYC’s Tartan Week, from April 2nd through the 10th.
In March, the news media was gearing up for the Season Two premiere in April, with lots of news:
- Saks Fifth Avenue showcased lavish costumes from the second season of the Starz series "Outlander" in a series of six window vignettes, including a floral dressage gown worn by Catriona Balfe ("Claire Fraser"). This gown is made from 15 yards of fabric in gorgeous colors, and was worn with butter leather gloves and an enormous hat covered in silk flowers. From New York Times, Openings and Events, by Alison S. Cohn. Published on March 17, 2016
- Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan Adorably Find Out Who Knows Who Better, exclusive by Lauren Piester for E! Online (eonline.com). Article about and link to video in which Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balf play a rapid-fire game of "Who Knows Who Better" with E!’s Kristin Dos Santos. Published on March 16, 2016
- "Great Scot," by Mickey Rapkin for Elle magazine. "Outlander is one of the sexiest shows on TV, thanks in no small part to the blue-eyed redheaded, oft-shirtless Sam Heughan," begins the article. Published in the April, 2016 issue.
- Bear McCreary Composes for Pirates, Scottish Time-Travelers, and Zombies, by Lauren Sarner for Inverse (inverse.com).Bear talks about why Black Sails has the weirdest score he’s ever done, and how he composed the Outlander theme before it existed, and more. Posted on March 16, 2016.
- "The Walking Dead and Outlander would be too quiet without Bear McCreary," by Alex McCown for AV club. Bear McCreary discusses the music he has created for television series including Outlander, Black Sails, The Walking Dead, The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Battlestar Galactica, and many others. Published on March 16, 2016.
- "’Outlander’ Stars Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies Open Up About That Brutal Rape Scene," by for Inquisitr. Published on March 9, 2016.
- Outlander: Read an exclusive excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s next book, by Lynette Rice for Entertainment Weekly. In honor of the 28th anniversary of the day Diana Gabaldon began writing her Outlander series, EW shared an exclusive excerpt from the author’s ninth, yet-to-be-named, book. Published on March 7, 2016.
- ‘Outlander’ Stars Ditch the Corsets and Kilts for Saks Fifth Avenue Catalog, by Rachel Torgerson. Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan said goodbye to their kilts and corsets temporarily for the cover of Saks Fifth Avenue’s Spring 2016 issues, Starz announced on March 3. Displays at the New York and L.A. flagship stores also featured actual costumes from the new 13-episode season. Published on March 7, 2016.
Where and How To Watch
When will the Outlander TV series debut in countries around the world? When will it be available online as streaming video? Is this information listed together anywhere?
Check out my Where/How To Watch webpage.
If you have some information to share about the series in your broadcast area or country, such as what cable provider will carry it, please let my Webmistress know. Thanks!
Links – Outlander TV Series
- As I receive news and other information about the TV series, I share it here in my official webpages and in my blog.
- I am a very active user of social media. Just about every day, I post on my official facebook page and post on Twitter. (If you don’t use Facebook or Twitter, my Webmistress works to transfer a lot of my social media posts to these webpages, for those who don’t use Facebook or Twitter, but this takes time.)
- The Official Outlander TV series site on the STARZ network’s home pages regularly posts previews, updates, and other information and news.
- If you love social media, follow Starz’s posts about the Outlander TV series on the Starz Outlander FaceBook page.
This page is researched and maintained by Diana’s Webmistress with information from Diana, STARZ personnel, and others. The last update was made on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 7:20 a.m. (Pacific Time).