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It is official!  Outlander will be back for a second season and will be based on Diana Gabaldon’s second novel in the Outlander series, Dragonfly in Amber.

There will be at least 13 episodes in the second season.

On another note, the viewership for episode one has now surpassed 7 million.

Here are the quotes:

Starz CEO, Chris Albrecht: ““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. 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.”

Sony Pictures Television programming president Zack Van Amburg: “Fans of the Outlander books have waited a long time to see this incredible story brought to life onscreen, and Ron and his team have delivered a show that exceeds expectations. We look forward to our continued partnership with Starz to present the next chapter of this epic tale to longtime fans and viewers who are just discovering the series.”

Showrunner Ronald D. Moore: “I’m thrilled at the prospect of doing another season of this show for Starz. This project has been a labor of love from the very beginning and it’s incredibly gratifying to see it succeed with viewers and critics alike.”

Source: THR, Variety, EW