Last night’s PaleyFest panel for the Starz series “Outlander” revealed a couple of new details regarding the remaining eight episodes of the first season and what’s to come in the second.
Talking about the new batch of eight episodes, which commence April 4th, show runner Ronald D. Moore confirms that the show will grow increasingly dark: “It does go to some harrowing places. If you haven’t read the book, you’ll be surprised by the direction it takes.” He adds that the season finale will provide: “a satisfying ending. I think it’s an ending worthy of the story and takes you places you weren’t expecting to go.”
He also says the plan is to stick as close as possible to the books going forward with the second book in the series, “Dragonflies In Amber,” to be used as the basis for the second season. However, he admits a minor change might commit a character to head in a new direction.
It has also been confirmed that Tobias Menzies’ 20th century character of Frank will NOT reappear in the remainder of the new season but will be a part of the second season. His 18th century Jack Randall character though will very much be a key force in forthcoming episodes.