Outlander was a big hit for Starz when it debuted this past summer, and the network wasted no time in renewing it for season 2. New episodes don’t drop until next spring, but it’s never too early to start hyping your show, especially with a series with such a fervent fan base as this one. And that’s exactly what Starz has done, unveiling a harrowing new look at the upcoming episodes of Outlander.
In the service of transparency, I don’t get Starz and only had the chance to watch the first two episodes of Outlander during one of those free preview weekends the cable company had a while back, so I’m way behind, but there’s definite promise. All of the network’s hallmarks are present and accounted for: violence, romance, and steamy sensuality. Their biggest hit to date has to be Spartacus: Blood and Sand, another melodramatic period piece, and though there’s little in the way of surface similarities, they’re definitely on a familiar path.