Will there be an Outlander season 2 ?

Published On August 16, 2014 » 1743 Views» By Darren Dimmick » Headlines, TV
Outlander, the series based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon’s has picked up a season 2 order.

The series premiered last week in the US on Starz to record ratings picking up 3 million viewers,with more than 5 million viewers across multiple platforms.

Outlander, the series that is being dubbed the Scottish ‘Games of Thrones’, has yet to have aUK broadcaster pick up the series even though the show is jointly produced with Creative Scotland and set in Scotland.

A spokesperson for Outlander said discussions with UK broadcasters and platforms are taking place to “find the right home for the show”, but there was no indication of what stage these discussions are at, or when it is likely to appear on a television screen near you.

Season 2 is due to be a 13 part series 3 episodes less from its current run of 16.

Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Zack Van Amburg, President of Programming for Sony Pictures Television, added: “Fans of the Outlander books have waited a long time to see this incredible story brought to life on screen, and Ron and his team have delivered a show that exceeds expectations. We look forward to our continued partnership with Starz to present the next chapter of this epic tale to longtime fans and viewers who are just discovering the series.”

Although US fans of the books are getting the opportunity to see it played out on-screen, UK viewer will have to continue to hold on.  Although with the viewing figures that have been released, we are sure broadcaster will be fighting to get their hands on the show.

As always we will keep you posted on any developments.

See season 1 trailer below.

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