Season 2 speculations
*** SPOILER WARNING! If you haven't read Diana Gabaldon's DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, Book 2 in the OUTLANDER series, there are MAJOR spoilers for that book below! ***
The opening section of DRAGONFLY, starting with "Inverness, 1968", is quite a shock for first-time readers. And it seems to me that if the producers open Season 2 the same way the book does, with Claire and Brianna and Roger in 1968, they risk alienating viewers who have grown to love Jamie, and were expecting to see a continuation of Jamie and Claire's story from Season 1. Not to mention giving away, to viewers who have not read the books, the fact that Claire will eventually go back to her own time and have a daughter.
An alternative approach would be to start off Season 2 right where they left off, with Jamie and Claire in France in 1744, and end the season with Claire going back through the stones just before Culloden. The framing story, along with the introduction of Roger and Bree, could be covered in the first episode of Season 3, assuming there is one.
Whatever they decide to do, I'm sure they will put a lot of thought into it. The writers have done a fabulous job so far in adapting OUTLANDER for TV. DRAGONFLY IN AMBER presents unique challenges of its own, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how they deal with it.