'Outlander' Season 2 cast members Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin brush-up on Frasers' history

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'Outlander'
Executive producer Ronald Moore, actors Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, and author Diana Gabaldon participate in the Starz "Outlander" panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California January 9, 2015. Reuters/David McNew

“Outlander” Season 2 cast members Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin visited the Wardlaw Mausoleum in Scotland to learn about the history of the Fraser family. They also visited the final resting place of Simon Fraser of Lovat.

Skelton (Brianna) posted a picture of her visiting the Mausoleum on her official Twitter page. The three pictures she posted online show her with fellow cast member Rankin (Roger Wakefield) visiting the final resting place of Lord Lovat, also known as the Old Fox in the TV series.

Credit: Twitter/ Sophie Skelton

The Wardlaw Mausoleum also posted a few pictures of the cast members’ visit. “The Old Fox’s Great Granddaughter Bree and her husband Roger paying their respects!” one of the tweets on the Mausoleum’s Twitter page read. “Bree and Roger brushing up on their Fraser history…” Skelton wrote in her tweet.

Some of the fans of the franchise have described the Old Fox’s final resting place as a “must visit” for any fan of the show or the book series on which it is based on. Many of the fans have been travelling to Scotland to see where the scenes for “Outlander” Season 1 were filmed and learn about the history of their beloved characters.

“We were delighted to have @RikRankin at the mausoleum today,” the Wardlaw Mausoleum wrote in a tweet. The actor was doing background research for his role in the next season of the show. This suggests that there is still some more filming that needs to be done for the next season.

Credit: Twitter/ Wardlaw Mausoleum

Credit: Twitter/ Wardlaw Mausoleum

 

Meanwhile, Bear McCreary has been nominated for the Best Original Score For A Television Series award from the International Film Music Critics Association. The others who are nominated in the same category are Federico Jusid for “Carlos,” Jeff Russo for “Fargo,” Bruce Broughton and John Debney for “Texas Rising” and Debbie Wiseman for “Wolf Hall.”

“Outlander” Season 2 is slated to premiere sometime in April 2016. The producers have so far not given an exact air date. A trailer of the next season has already been released, along with pictures of the cast members in their new costumes in France. Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) will be travelling to France in the next season to try and stop the Jacobite Rebellion.