Starz Unveils “Outlander,” “Sails” Promos

Premium cable network Starz used their TCA Winter Tour presentation yesterday to talk up their various shows like “Outlander,” “Black Sails” and “Power” along with releasing new promos for the first two of those aforementioned shows.

“Outlander” author Diana Gabaldon, showrunner Ronald Moore and stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan were on hand to present a new trailer for the remaining eight episodes of the first season and to discuss what comes up in those episodes.

One place these episodes will definitely go is to a scene in the first book in which Claire (Balfe) is spanked by husband Jamie (Heughan). Balfe says they’ve already shot the scene which was well choreographed: “You have to look at it in the mind-frame of 1743… we just tried to give it the respect it deserved. For Claire, she finds it difficult to believe, this man she’s in love with, what he’s about to do.”

They also revealed that, although Paris is a major location of the second book, they still plan to shoot the second season in Scotland this Spring. The eight remaining S1 episodes hit April 4th.

Pirate drama “Black Sails” scored a more somber and darker than expected trailer for its second season which has been expanded to ten episodes (up from eight for the first).

The second season reportedly kicks off right where the first season ended with the Walrus crew stranded near the beach where Spanish soldiers are hauling in the Urca gold. With Flint’s best friend gone, John Silver ends up forging an alliance with the man and becomes something of a pest to the captain.