‘Outlander’ Gets a Spring Premiere Date; New Key Art Released

The Frasers are coming! The Frasers are coming!

Starz announced this morning that its hit drama series “Outlander” will be premiering its 13-episode second season on April 9 at 9 pm.

The second season, based on Diana Gabaldon’s second of eight “Outlander” books, “Dragonfly in Amber,” will find Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) in France, and the season will see them both battle with political savvy more than swords and guns.

The teaser art was shot on location in Scotland by photographer Jason Bell. Jamie and Claire on the steps of Versailles? Yes, please!

Teaser art for the second season of 'Outlander.' (Jason Bell/Starz)

From the Starz press release, book two of "Outlander" begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hellbent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful. Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it. Diana Gabaldon's eight-book series has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide, and all eight books in the series have graced the "New York Times" bestsellers list.

Ronald D. Moore, Jim Kohlberg, Andy Harries, Maril Davis, Ira Steven Behr, Toni Graphia and Anne Kenney serve as executive producers of “Outlander,” which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Catch up on the first season of “Outlander” right here on XFINITY TV.

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