Outlander is a drama TV series created in collaboration of British and American filmmakers. The series is inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s novels. The development of the project was carried out by Ronald D. Moore. The production matters were carried out by Sony Pictures TV all together with Left Bank Pictures. The first season air date is the 9th of August 2014. The main character of the series is played by Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall. Balfe portrays a nurse of World War II accidentally thrown out into Scotland of 1743. When she gets acquainted to Jamie Fraser (portrayed by Sam Heughan), she gets involved into the period of Jacobite risings. Season 2, that is made up of 13 episodes started on the 9th of April 2016. Outlander season 3 release date is about to be announced.
The series follow the protagonist named Claire Randall. She’s a combat nurse living in 1945. Without any reasonable scientific explanation she’s sent to 1743 – an unknown period of history for her. However, she manages to survive and gets married to Jamie Fraser. She’s forced to do that, but later warm romantic feelings appear between them. Every new episode depicts Claire torn between two lives, which makes it so hard to behave reasonably.
Main Characters & Cast (Season 2)
- Claire Fraiser (portrayed by Caitriona Balfe), a woman mysteriously transported from the future, arrives in France together with her husband named Jamie. She’s pregnant. Her aim is to prevent Culloden Battle. She’s willing to change the way the history goes to make sure her child will grow up in healthy and peaceful environment.
- Jamie Fraser (portrayed by Sam Heughan). In order to forget all those dark spots of his past he moves to France to live a happy life with his wife Claire. Gets to the court of King Louis XV in order to stop the Jacobites
- Husband of Claire from the 20th century. Wants to get his beloved wife back with scientific possibilities.
- Dougal MacKenzie (portrayed by Graham McTavish). A courageous warrior devoted to the Jacobite and Stuart King.
- Colum MacKenzie (portrayed by Gary Lewis). Uncle of Jamie and brother of Dougal. Suffers from a horrible illness affecting his legs and bringing him constant pains.
- Murtagh Fitzgibbons (portrayed by Duncan Lacroix). A loyal Highlander travelling together with Jamie and his wife protecting them. Feels bad in new environments willing to get back to his motherland.
- Angus Mhor (portrayed by Stephen Walters). Belongs to MacKenzie clan. A mocking and hard drinking friend of Rupert. Supports the Jacobite cause.
- Rupert MacKenzie (portrayed by Grant O’Rourke). A likeable member of MacKenzie clan. Proud of belonging to Jacobite cause.
3rd Season Release Date
Outlander was prolonged for two seasons more to be released in 2017-2018. In the beginning of summer of 2016, Starz channel decided to adapt two more novels from the series titled Voyager and Drums of Autumn. The official 3rd season air date is unknown yet. We will keep you informed – don’t forget to check for updates.