‘Outlander’ Season 2 Announced by Starz

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Never doubt the power of a popular best-selling novel and a legend of worldwide fans!

The much-anticipated Starz drama Outlander, that premiered this past Saturday, August 9, has already been given a second season renewal by the cable network before the second episode of the debut season has even aired. This renewal is no real surprise given the fact the pilot episode set multi-platform viewing records, surpassing 5 million views in the first week alone, drawing equal male and female viewership. The series premiere marked a notable media and social media success for the network with fans hosting viewing parties around the country.

The second season will be based on the Diana Gabaldon book “Dragonfly in Amber” and will consist of at least 13 episodes.

“Fans of the ‘Outlander’ books have waited a long time to see this incredible story brought to life on screen, and (executive producer Ron Moore) and his team have delivered a show that exceeds expectations”, said Zack Van Amburg, President of Programming for Sony Pictures Television. “We look forward to our continued partnership with Starz to present the next chapter of this epic tale to longtime fans and viewers who are just discovering the series”.

The next episode of the debut season of ‘Outlander’ will air tomorrow, Saturday, August 16 at 9/8c.