Outlander Season 2 Preview Lord John

Outlander EP Talks 'Shot in the Arm' Globes Nods, Sam Snub, Lord John

Starz’s Outlander didn’t just make a respectable showing at Thursday’s Golden Globe nominations, it damn near kilt ’em.

“It’s a good morning. It’s a surprising morning,” series creator and executive producer Ronald D. Moore tells TVLine after learning of the freshman drama’s three nods: Drama Series, Drama Actress (Caitriona Balfe) and Supporting Actor (Tobias Menzies). “It’s really great for the entire team.”

We took advantage of Moore’s good mood by asking a few questions about Outlander‘s upcoming second season, too. Read on for the details (hint: Lord John’s name comes up).

TVLINE | These are major nominations, especially for a new show with a weird concept.
We’re all very surprised and very honored. It’s really great for the entire team. They’re out there right now shooting in Scotland in the dark and cold. It’s winter. It’s a big shot in the arm for everybody. It’s a lot of hard work to make this show and it’s great to see it recognized.

TVLINE | I don’t mean to bring the party down, but it’s surprising Sam Heughan didn’t get nominated when Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies did. Why do you think that might’ve been?
I agree. I wish Sam had absolutely been recognized, too. We always think of them as the Big 3 on the show. He’s a huge part of our success, so that is disappointing. He absolutely deserved to be recognized, as well.

TVLINE | Have you talked to Diana yet?
I have not.

TVLINE | You’re one of the few people right now who can compare Season 2 to Season 1. What can you tell us?
It’s more lavish. It’s a completely different look. It goes to Paris. It has a completely different vibe. It feels like we start the show all over again… You get this great sense that we’re on a big, long, epic adventure this year.

TVLINE | Are there any sequence/sets you think the fans will be really excited to see?
I think they’re going to be excited to see Versailles… The costumes are gorgeous this year. The aristocracy of Paris, it’s high end fashion as opposed to season 1 which was more of a rural, bland landscape. It’s grayer in Season 1. Season 2 is just much glossier, much more posh.

TVLINE | Have you shot the scene where the boy who will become Lord John meets Claire and Jamie?
Yes we have shot that scene. I haven’t seen it cut together yet, but it has been done.

TVLINE | You know I have to ask: Brianna and Roger? Have you cast them?
Very close. We’re hoping to be able to announce them very soon.

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  1. Amy says:

    I love that you snuck the Bree & Roger question in there! (I reallyreallyreally hope Rik Rankin is Roger)

  2. Liz says:

    It’s a da*n shame that Sam was not nominated… I was so happy for the show and for Caitriona & Tobias, but da*n! Poor Sam! He must be so sad. That second half of the season was really Jamie’s.
    Such a shame.

  3. Theresa says:

    how in God’s green earth did they forget SAM!! HE IS THE SHOW ! Bastards are all just jealous!!

  4. Theresa says:

    Brianna has to be Jenna Thiam, google her and you will agree!! Roger needs to be the guy that does the Lenscrafters commercial, dark curly hair and awesome green eyes, or Anson Mount!!

  5. mouthlander says:

    I think the nominations are only due to the HFP. The Emmys only gave a nod to the show’s great music. Don’t hate me ’cause I’m selfish, but I hope none of them win as I like that the show flies under the radar (until these GG noms, I guess) but has an obsessive following who enjoy its relative obscurity in the media.

  6. ROBERTA BURCH says:

    Very disappointed that Sam Heughan was not nominated along with Cait and Tobias. Politcs at play.

  7. Michelle says:

    Love Sam. He is already a winner. I am thrilled for Cait and Tobias but Sam is my fave! I think Johnathan Scott from Property Brothers should be cast as Roger.