Happy Outlander Day! We’re about an hour away from the (new) second episode, which I’m absolutely looking forward to, but we already have some more news to celebrate. Not only was Outlander STARZ’s most popular series premiere, but also yesterday, the cable network announced that they will be renewing Outlander for Season 2! The second season, based on the book Dragonfly in Amber (sequel to Outlander), will have at least 13 episodes.
According to STARZ’s 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.”
Executive Produce Ron Moore also expressed his excitement about Outlander‘s renewal:
“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.”
This is so fantastic! Judging by the first episode, I have every confidence that the rest of Season 1 will be stunning and compelling. And the idea of seeing Dragonfly in Amber brought to life is equally exciting–but am I the only one who’s a little nervous too?! Of course I’ll watch, but Dragonfly was such an angsty and heart-wrenching book for me. And you know that if Dragonfly is being adapted, Voyager (book 3) has to be as well, especially given DiA’s cliffhanger! In any event, we have time to prepare our hearts…plus, I’m super eager to see who will play Brianna and Roger.
Many congrats to Outlander‘s creators, cast, and crew!
New episodes of Outlander Season 1 air Saturdays at 9p on STARZ.