OUTLANDER TV Series Season 2 FAQ

OUTLANDER Season 2 FAQ (last updated 4/10/2016)


Season 2 of OUTLANDER will be 13 episodes long, and will cover the events of Diana Gabaldon's novel DRAGONFLY IN AMBER (Book 2 of the OUTLANDER series).

They started filming Season 2 on May 7, 2015, and finished on February 27, 2016.

We still don't know if there will be a Season 3, although I personally am very optimistic. Keep your fingers crossed!

PREMIERE DATE (updated 4/10/2016)

OUTLANDER Season 2 premiered on STARZ on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Many countries have announced Season 2 premiere dates on April 10, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. Check with the TV network or other service showing OUTLANDER in your country for specific broadcast times.


Here's the official Season 2 trailer released by STARZ. I think it's terrific!

And here is the latest trailer, with a closer look at some of the Paris scenes.

EPISODE TITLES (updated 4/10/2016)

Here are the Season 2 episode titles.  I will add links to my recaps of each episode as the season progresses.

Episode 201: "Through a Glass, Darkly" (premieres April 9, 2016)
Episode 202: "Not in Scotland Anymore" (premieres April 16, 2016)
Episode 203: "Useful Occupations and Deceptions" (premieres April 23, 2016)
Episode 204: "La Dame Blanche" (premieres April 30, 2016)
Episode 205: "Untimely Resurrection" (premieres May 7, 2016)
Episode 206: "Best Laid Schemes..." (premieres May 14, 2016)
Episode 207: "Faith" (premieres May 21, 2016)
Episode 208: "The Fox's Lair"
Episode 209: "Je Suis Prest"
Episode 210: "Prestonpans"
Episode 211: "Vengeance is Mine" (This is the episode Diana Gabaldon wrote)
Episode 212: "The Hail Mary"
Episode 213: "Dragonfly in Amber"


Here are some of the new cast members we will get to know in Season 2.  This isn't an exhaustive list, by any means!

Romann Berrux will play young Fergus.
Robert Cavanah will play Jamie's cousin, Jared Fraser.
Margaux Chatelier will play Annalise de Marillac.
Rosie Day will play Mary Hawkins.
Frances de la Tour will play Mother Hildegarde. (And here is Bouton!)
Laurence Dobiesz will play Alex Randall.
Andrew Gower will play Charles Edward Stuart, otherwise known as Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Oscar Kennedy will play the 16-year-old Lord John Grey, aka "William Grey".
Lionel Lingelser will play King Louis XV of France.
Dominique PiƱon will play Master Raymond.
Clive Russell will play Jamie's grandfather, Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, aka the "Old Fox".
Claire Sermonne will play Louise de Rohan.
Stanley Weber will play the Comte St. Germain.

And last but definitely NOT least....

Richard Rankin will play Roger Wakefield. Look here for more information.
Sophie Skelton will play Brianna Randall.  Look here for more information.


Diana Gabaldon, author of the OUTLANDER series, wrote the script for Episode 211, the third-to-last episode of Season 2.  You can see her account of what it was like to write the script here.

Diana spent three weeks in Scotland in November 2015 on the set of OUTLANDER, watching the filming of her episode. Here's her detailed account of what it was like. (Hint: cold and wet, most of the time!)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

We still have no confirmation of exactly what events will be covered in Episode 211, but I'm sure it will be wonderful!


The TV tie-in paperback edition of Diana Gabaldon's DRAGONFLY IN AMBER was published on March 8, 2016.  You can order from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You can also order from the Poisoned Pen bookstore in Arizona if you want an autographed copy.


That's all the information I have right now. Please check back later for further updates!


Minnietwit said...

Thanks for keeping this page Karen. I come here for the real story. All info is concise and correct. You are appreciated.

Cheryl H said...

Is the tv tie-in version of Dragonfly in Amber different than the original book?

erika325 said...

Cheryl H, I would assume the content would be the same as the original book; the only change would be the cover, presumably Sam and Cait on the cover?

Karen Henry said...

Minnie - thanks! :-)

Erika325 - Yes, as far as I know, that's correct. Only the cover of the TV tie-in edition will be different.


Cherry bounce said...

Thanks, Karen. I echo Minnietwit. This site always gives me the true account of what is happening in the ongoing world of Outlander on Starz. I appreciate your effort and time. I am almost finished rereading DIA for the second time. There were so many surprises the first time I read it right after I saw season one. Next, on to Voyager and more heartbreak and angst and joy and romance.

♥Susanlynn said...

Karen, thank you. It was so interesting to read Diana's account of being right there to film the episode that she wrote. Fascinating. The dedication and hard work of all the people involved in bringing Outlander to the viewers is amazing.

Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen am so looking forward to season 2 and will watch it as much as possible. in the n=meanwhile have started re-reading the book so I'll be up to date for the Spring , I hope Diana will make an appearance in an episode and can't wait or the Spring, please post more soon, Love your Blog, Sincerely Yours Mary Tormey.

Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen , I just saw the new trailer and it looks very exciting , I hope the will be an Season 3 so that fans like me can get to see Jamie & Claire reunite , in the mean while am reading the books , alsoI recommend the Audio CD version of the books to fan , please post more soon, Love your Blog. Sincerely Yours > Mary Tormey,

Anonymous said...

Can we access Season 2 on iTunes?

Unknown said...

It is very helpful to have your column to know when the next episode will be aired. I was quite distraught to not be able to find an episode past 'Vengeance is Mine'. Now I have read your column, I have calmed down considerably. Thank you for keeping us all informed.