Outlander returns for the second half of the season Saturday, April 4.
At the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Starz debuted the full-length trailer for the time travel series. At the end of the first half of the season Claire (Caitriona Balfe) had been captured by Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies). From the trailer, it looks like Claire will soon be reunited with her new husband, Jamie (Sam Heughan). Watch the new Outlander trailer below:
Also check out some new stills from Season 1B:
Here’s what some of the cast had to say at the press tour about the second half of the season (SPOILERS):
–Balfe was asked about shooting the first book’s notorious spanking scene, which occurs during the second half of the show’s season. “We all knew a lot of people would be very interested in see in how we’d tackle it. First you have to look at it in the mind frame of 1743,” she said. “In 1743, this is a very justified form of punishment a husband would dish out. We talked a lot about it. We met a few times, we choreographed it quite well–” at this point, Balfe starts to giggle “– we tried to give it the respect it deserves. For Claire, she finds it hard to wrap her mind around what this man she loves is about to do. What I loved about it is we took time [afterward to include the scene in] the context of their marriage, how to get past this. Even tho she might not accept what he did there, they had to be coming to understand his reasons.” Heughan added: Jamie knows he has to do it to teach her a lesson ….it strengthens their relationship moving forward.”
– The first episode back will break with the show’s usual format and have Jamie providing voiceover instead of Claire. Moore explained there’s a few reasons for this: The episode focuses on Jamie and he wanted to give some catch-up information for new viewers tuning in, plus its an opportunity to shift to Jamie’s point of view given his independent storyline is increasingly important moving forward. Having said that, this will be the only time this season that this happens.
– We won’t see modern-day Frank again this season, but he’ll be in season two.
– Though the second season is partly set in Paris, Outlander will continue to shoot in Scotland.