New ‘Outlander’ Season Two Trailer – US Premiere April 9, 2016

Season Two Key Art

There is no avoiding the red dress now …

Below is the new (and probably final) trailer for the second season of Outlander.  Along with the trailer, the US premiere date for the second season is April 9, 2016.  It will be premiering on Amazon Prime UK on April 10, 2016.  Canada’s premiere is April 10, 2016 on Showcase.

There is a lot revealed in the new trailer.  Non-readers will be surprised to see that Claire returns to Frank (Tobias Menzies), although we won’t discuss why or how.  What is central in the trailer is stopping Culloden and explaining it to Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix).  We see scenes from both France and Scotland in this trailer which is a first for this season.

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Source: People Magazine, Outlander on Facebook, EW

  • Holly W

    Wow, just love the pic (hope she brings her fan) and the trailer… OMG I’m so excited for April. I’m re-reading DIA just for the upcoming season. So awesome to see the book coming to life.

  • Sunshineyness

    ugh, I’m nerd in out over the chamber music at the end after the trailer ends, is that a snippet from Bear McCreary’s season 2 score? (or am I embarrassing myself for not knowing that work? lol)

  • stopbeingdelulu

    did they already put a spoiler in the trailer ?
    (for those who don’t know how the second book ends)

    • alphadawg7

      Yes, they did. But what I have heard is that it will be addressed in the first episode.

      • Holly W

        I am surprised they put it in the trailer but it is how the 2nd book opens, so I guess they’re going with the same feel.

        • DrBlueFrogPhD

          Well, yes and no. It doesn’t open quite like it does in the book (from what I’ve read in previous articles I think it begins with the last scene we see in the trailer), which is nice actually. As a book reader, I love that they are still able to surprise us by the changes they make.

  • D R Allen

    I’m happy to see video/stills of Claire’s first love in life – the Oxford Don and MI-6 operative Frank Randall!! 😀

  • DrBlueFrogPhD

    It’s so nice to see something new!! I’m extremely excited for this season and can’t wait to see what they have in store for those of us who think we know the story!! I see lots of surprises, especially with regard to the more modern scenes, but it’s also nice to see some of the scenes that we book readers have been imagining in our heads for years. And the costumes! OMG! Terry and crew have just outdone themselves this season! Exquisite! Simply breath-taking!

  • sixela872

    Nice trailer. Interesting portrayal of Frank. He was not kind to her in that hospital.

  • Anne

    OMG that shot of Claire’s back and bracing herself with her hand on that tree….I’m freaking out over that one.

  • von

    I love amazing entire look of this series. The architecture is wonderful and the costumes are totally gorgeous, Terry has outdone herself for sure. The red dress is divine and Jamie looks so handsome.
    I am both looking forward to the differences from the book storylines and a little apprehensive at the same time. But I trust in this production team and just know they will not disappoint.
    My only concern is if I can get through the harrowing scenes without clouding my vision too much with tears. This new trailer alone gets the heart racing with anticipation. Praying for Season 3 so at least I can then have the pleasure of that wonderful ‘Print Shop scene!’ to get my spirits back up.
    Meantime I’m counting down the days to April.

    • DrBlueFrogPhD

      I’m with you in praying for a Season 3! In my mind it’s already a forgone conclusion that they will be doing a third season, LOL. Then again I also firmly believe they could stretch Voyager out into 2 seasons if they really wanted to. I’m not only imagining the Print Shop scene but the “Back to Lallybroch” scene, though given how they did things in Season 1, I’m not entirely sure HOW they are going to convince us of the events leading up to that scene – I mean c’mon, really Jamie with all you knew you STILL are going to go through with it….unless it’s just meant to underscore just how desolate he was. Ugh! *sigh*

      Let’s just try and make it through Season 2 first LOL

      • von

        Yes you are right about Voyager. So much involved in that book and some very important events: could easily be split into two parts. My only worry would be that it takes so long for the filming of each series, I may not be here to see the conclusion if we are lucky enough to get all the books covered.
        I’m also in agreement about Lallybroch. I always felt that including the introduction of the Watch episode, cut short the importance of the time Jamie & Claire spent there initially and the deep bonds Claire made with Jamie’s family and the wonderful background stories of Jamie’s parents and his and Ian’s childhood.
        Logically, it seems strange that they should have such a strong and lasting love. Lasting long separation and tragedies, when logically they were only together for under three years before Culloden.
        They spent lengthy times apart during those few years. Jamie in prisons and on the run etc. So, I always thought it important to emphasise how those bonds really started to take root at Lallybroch.
        Second visit was just as memorable for different reasons. Lallybroch in Voyager is a rollercoaster. So tough on Jamie yet again.
        Lastly ‘desolate’ is exactly how I thought of poor Jamie after Claire departed. Comparing her rather comfy lifestyle and having Bree to watch grow up and lets face it, her and Frank were hardly keeping arms length. Upon her return, her behaviour towards Jamie when she discovered the truth was rather selfish. Surely she should not have expected him to have been a recluse and without some kind of affection for the rest of his life. After all he had never expected to see Claire again.
        Well, whatever Ron puts together I will be waiting in anticipation and
        curiosity. Series 2 nearly here, thank goodness. Then hopefully !!!!

        • DrBlueFrogPhD

          I always thought that Claire wasn’t reacting (at least at first) so much to him remarrying, but to the fact that he didn’t tell her when he first saw her (though I think his reasoning for doing it is valid) & WHO he married. Since you’ve read the books, you know who I mean so I don’t have to go into too much detail, but I think the fact that he married THAT woman despite everything she had done to Claire in the past (though, in the book he wasn’t aware of any of it & in the show he knows about some of it but maybe not the most damning thing) was part of what made Claire see red, at first. But, like she said in the book, once they got that particular spark ignited they essentially physically punished each other for the pain they felt apart. It’s that catch-22 of doing what you know is the right thing to do, but knowing it will be the most painful experience of your life.

          • Alice

            I viscerally felt the hurt she did on return to Lallybroch when a certain someone burst in the room, but, objectively, I did find Claire’s response rather unreasonable, especially considering the ‘LaLeche cocktail in the nursery’ not even 6 months after certain events and the labor induction methods we later find out she did while pregnant w/ HIS child. Given the relatively comfy life she had while away she has no right to be upset with him for anything related to his marriage, including not immediately telling her.

            Bottom line for me is Jamie had no idea what THAT woman had done to Claire, so there was no valid reason he shouldn’t have married her. He had lived in a ‘certain place’ for 7 years for God’s sake! Jennie’s reaction to her return was what it was for a reason.

            Anyway, curious what you meant by this: “It’s that catch-22 of doing what you know is the right thing to do, but knowing it will be the most painful experience of your life”

            Which ‘thing’ do you mean? They kind of cause each other so much pain it’s hard to pick 🙂

          • DrBlueFrogPhD

            Claire has never been one who has been fair, that’s for sure. I don’t think we could feasibly rationalize either of their responses because they simply weren’t rational responses. They were, to use your excellent choice of words, visceral reactions, not rational responses. From what I recall, I believe Claire even acknowledge that she didn’t have a right to get angry with Jamie for doing what he could to survive and eventually find comfort in the world without her, even if that wasn’t part of the bargain they made when they parted before Culloden. No one has ever accused Claire of being the pragmatic one in the relationship.

            And you’re right, in the book, he didn’t know what all THAT woman had done. In fact I’m pretty sure he wasn’t even aware that she was responsible for the ill-wish in the book (which from what I recall he literally brushed it aside as no big deal). However; in the show, Jamie is the one who implicates THAT woman in the ill-wish. I will give him the benefit of the doubt that he still doesn’t know that she was partially responsible for Claire being tried as a witch, but he even says that the ill-wish is an attempt by someone to bring harm, even death, upon the recipient of the omen. Who wants to eventually have a relationship with someone who wishes death upon a rival?? Like I said, I think it’s going to underscore just how desolate and desperate, even, Jamie becomes in his attempt to move on with his life without Claire. THAT woman (that other woman, not Claire LOL), is one of the last remaining ties to a time when he was carefree and happy, so I can see why he might forego all of her misbehavior towards Claire. On the surface, she never actually done anything bad to Jamie directly.

            As for the Catch-22 I was referring to: Quite simply it’s the fact that Jamie sends her away and Claire HAS to go in order to save the baby (and herself). Neither one WANTS Claire to return to the future. Jamie tries everything he can think of to keep her safe, but it’s a combination of knowing what’s about to come (he’s a dead man walking, after all), knowing that even in the relative comfort of Paris she wasn’t able to carry Faith to term, and knowing that in the future she & the baby have a chance to live & be cared for, is what pushes him to make her go. And Claire knows that he’s right, damn him, but knowing all of this doesn’t make it any less painful. They’re damned if they do, damned if they don’t.

            Additionally, Jamie said himself that Claire had the bigger burden to bear. Jamie’s task was to get his men safely away from the field of battle and then to go fight and die. It’s not like there was any hope of living through it and he sure as hell wasn’t going to be taken alive as a trophy of battle to be drawn & quartered in London. Claire, on the other hand, had to live. She had to go back through the stones, safely carry & deliver their child and raise it without him. He KNEW that he was sending her back to Frank. He KNEW he was sending her back to a marriage and that she would try her best to be the wife Frank deserved, assuming he was willing to raise their child. So, it’s not fair of Jamie to get mad at Claire for keeping her end of the bargain, even though he is, and it’s not fair for Claire to get mad at Jamie for, essentially, not keeping his end of the bargain. In the end though, it’s nice to see them acknowledge that they’re being unfair and to put it aside to be together.

  • wingedpages

    I absolutely love the scene where Claire flinches when a practice rifle is being shot. It’s almost as if she’s cringing because she knows what’s going to happen.

  • Alice

    Who cares about Frank. First love doesn’t mean best. There’s a reason she left. Get over it.