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Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Gary Lewis, Graham McTavish, Duncan Lacroix, Frances de la Tour, Lotte Verbeek

'Outlander' Finds Its King Louis XV

July 29, 2015 03:07:10

"" casts King Louis XV for season 2. French actor Lionel Lingelser has landed the recurring role of the King of France, who is described as having "a taste for the ladies and is used to getting whatever he wants - until he grows tired of people who no longer appeal to him."

According to EW which first reported the news, Claire () and Jamie () encounter Louis XV as they try to stop the Jacobite rising by ingratiating themselves in the French court so they can thwart the financing for Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite rebellion. It's unclear whether the king will be their new ally or their foe.


First Pictures of 'Outlander' Season 2 Show Claire and Jamie in Paris

July 04, 2015 01:07:13

"" won't return until 2016, but some sneak peeks at the upcoming season 2 have arrived in a form of photos. In the images, Claire and Jamie are already immersed in the local fashion, with the leading lady wearing a gown which features a huge frock.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly which obtains the photos, executive producer Ronald D. Moore coyly answers a question about where the season 2 premiere will pick up. "Well, how the opening episode literally opens I won't get into, obviously, because that's just how we tell the story, but the story of Jamie and Claire in the 18th century pretty much starts with their arrival in France."


'Outlander' Casts Laurence Dobiesz as Black Jack's Brother

June 17, 2015 04:06:11

"" has found Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall's brother. Laurence Dobiesz, who had a small role in "", is added to the cast for the upcoming season 2 to tackle the role of Alex Randall, TheWrap reports.

Alex is the younger brother of the main antagonist, Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies). He is a curate and secretary for the Duke of Sandringham. Unlike his brother, Alex is described "as gentle, loving and kind."


'Outlander' Adds Two New Actors for Season 2

June 03, 2015 12:06:45

"" has just cast the first new roles for season 2. Stanley Weber and Robert Cavanagh have been tapped to join the Starz historical drama when the show returns for its sophomore run.

According to E! News, Weber will portray Le Comte St. Germain, "a wine merchant and member of the French Court, who has a reputation for ruthlessness, as well as for dabbling in the occult." Described as "a bit of a villain," he will appear in most episodes that take place in Paris.


'Outlander' Showrunner on Disturbing Rape Scene: We Knew It Was Going to Be Controversial

June 01, 2015 09:06:55

"" is the latest TV show that got people talking with its disturbing rape scene in the season finale. After the controversial Sansa wedding twist on "" a few weeks ago, "Outlander" featured sexual violence scene that some might think has crossed the boundary.

[SPOILER ALERT!] In the season finale, Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) raped his longtime sexual obsession Jamie Fraser () after a physical torture that Jamie had to endure in the penultimate episode. While readers of the book might have seen it coming, viewers were still shocked to watch the male rape scene.


'Outlander' New Preview Shares Opening Scene From Midseason Premiere

January 26, 2015 02:01:20

Starz has debuted another sneak peek from "" ahead of the show's midseason return. Executive producer Ronald D. Moore introduces the clip, explaining that the new episode for the first time is told from Jamie's perspective rather than Claire's.

In the opening scene, Jamie ponders about making choices in life and how realizing it made him "a man." "I've always known I've lived a life different from other men," he says while skipping stones across a stream. According to the network, the episode will allow viewers to "find out Jamie's side of the story when Claire disappeared in the final episode before the mid-season break."


Trailer for 'Outlander' Return: Claire Won't Give Up on Jamie

January 10, 2015 11:01:43

There's still three months before "" returns, but a sneak peek at what's coming ahead has emerged. Starz debuted a trailer for the second half of the show's first season at the TCA's press tour on Friday, January 9 and it's now available online.

The video sees Jamie and Claire reunited, but their love story is far from happy ending. Instead, danger is lurking ahead as their relationship deepens. They are seen passionately making love, while another scene shows Jamie being whipped with his hands tied.


'Outlander' 1.03 Preview: Claire Accused of Being a Witch

August 18, 2014 04:08:36

Claire may make a wrong move in the next episode of "". Possibly wanting to share some of her problems by revealing that she's fallen through time, she gets herself in a new trouble as she's accused of being a witch.

After several weeks of captivity, Claire makes the decision to use her medical skills to aid her escape from Castle Leoch. With Jamie's assistance, she tends to an ill child. And during an evening's entertainment, Jamie translates a bard's tale about the wife of Balnain, giving Claire hope for her freedom and the return to her own time.


Starz Renews 'Outlander' for Season 2

August 16, 2014 09:08:12

"" is here to stay. Starz has given a vote of confidence to the new fantasy drama, ordering a second season after just airing its first episode. The network won't specify an episode count, but says that it is committing to "at least" 13 episodes for the next installment.

"The overwhelming support Outlander has received from the fans, viewers and critics made the decision for us to go ahead with the second book a very easy one," says Starz' CEO Chris Albrecht. "Diana Gabaldon has given us years of great drama. With an incredible artist such as Ronald D. Moore at the helm and a cast as spectacular as this, we look forward to continue this spell-binding journey with Claire, Jamie, Frank, Brianna, Roger and everybody over the centuries."


Starz Debuts First Trailer for Ron Moore's 'Outlander'

January 13, 2014 02:01:42

Starz has unveiled the first look at its new series "". Through a newly-released trailer, the cable channel introduces the heroine, Claire Randall (), who thinks she experiences a strange thing as she has fallen through time.

Based on Diana Gabaldon's best-selling novel series, the fantasy drama follows Claire, a British Army nurse during the World War II who mysteriously goes back to 1743. During the magical travel, she encounters "Black Jack" Randall, a British army officer who bears striking resemblance to her husband in the 20th century, Frank Randall. She, however, is forced to marry young Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser in the 18th century.


Starz Orders Ron Moore's 'Outlander' to Series

June 26, 2013 09:06:51

It's official; "" is coming to Starz. The network has ordered 16-episode freshman season of the new drama, which is developed by "" executive producer Ronald D. Moore based on Diana Gabaldon's best-selling novels.

"We are thrilled to be bringing Outlander to Starz next year," says Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. "Diana has created an incredibly compelling heroine, thrust into a very complex world, not to mention, time."


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