“Outlander” debuted some elegant key art on Tuesday (March 1), just under six weeks out from when the second season premieres on Starz.
In the photo, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) sit at a lavish table in France surrounded by Mary Hawkins (Rosie Day), King Louis XV (Lionel Lingelser), Louise de Rohan (Claire Sermonne), Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix), Le Comte St. Germain (Stanley Weber) and Prince Charles Stewart (Andrew Gower). The set and costume design is on fine display in what promises to be quite a departure from Season 1 in terms of the look and tone (at least for the first half of the season).
In Season 2, Jamie and Claire are fighting to stop the Battle of Culloden, which will wreak havoc on the life of the Highlander clans they know and love. But the war for Jamie and Claire is not waged on the battlefield, but rather in the court of King Louis XV in France. The new key art, shot by Jason Bell, shows off the opulence and intrigue of 18th century Parisian society.
The 13-episode season, which is based on “Dragonfly in Amber,” the second of Diana Gabaldon’s eight “Outlander” books, premieres Saturday, April 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Starz.