5:15pm PT by Marisa Roffman
Comic-Con: 'Outlander' Reveals Season 2 First Look
Outlander used its San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday to reveal an exclusive first look at season two.
Though the trailer won't be widely released, Starz did put out three photos teasing the now-pregnant Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) in France.
"We're picking up, we're going to Paris," Outlander creator Ronald D. Moore shared. "They're going to try and stop the Jacobite rebellion ... Claire is pregnant; the first season was a courtship, and now they're married."
And while Moore shared, the show will "return to Scotland in the second half of the season," he also allowed, "it's a completely new show."
"It was really so exciting when we came back," Balfe said. "To step into this new world was very exciting for me. I'm excited for people to see [it]."
For his part, Heughan was equally excited about the second half of the season. "In the book, it gets emotional ... it's a great climax to the entire season."
Though the entire series is based on Diana Gabaldon's series of novels, Moore acknowledged that adapting book two for the second season was more difficult than book one/season one.
"The second book is a more complex than the first book in a lot of ways. ... [there's] lots of moving parts," he said. So as a result, the adaptation was more complicated.
But when in doubt, the writers are "always trying to get back to where the book is," Moore shared. "We preserve the spirit of the book. I'm proud of the team, and I think we pulled it off ... The second season is just more challenging ... all of the [sets, costumes, and new players] had to be done from scratch, because none of the Scottish stuff worked for it."
And there's a lot to be excited about in the upcoming season. Moore touted "the midpoint [of the season] between Paris and Scotland is going to be anticipated; also the finale" as high points for the season.
Gabaldon will also write an upcoming hour of the Starz series.
"I am writing a script for one of the episodes this season," she said. "It's cool. So far I'm having a lot of fun with it. But on the other hand, so far they like what I've written."
As for the books themselves, Gabaldon said she wouldn't know if the next book was the final book in the series until she actually writes it. But when the time does come to end the book series, she shared, "I know the last scene of the last book."
She wrote it down about 15 years ago when the idea first came to her, and since then, "Ron and Sam have seen it — they're the only ones in the world who have seen it, outside of me."
Additionally, they showcased the season one blooper reel (which will also be on the season one DVD), which can be watched below.
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