'Outlander' Season 2: New scenes shown in Starz video; Ronald D. Moore talks about casting

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Executive producer Ronald Moore participates in the Starz "Outlander" panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California January 9, 2015. Reuters/David McNew

New scenes from “Outlander” Season 2 have been revealed by Starz in a video about the TV shows and movies that will air on the channel in 2016. Meanwhile, Diana Gabaldon and Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore answered questions about the casting of the new season.

The new video shows Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) onboard a ship to France. Jamie appears to be mentally affected by past events, while his wife looks at him sympathetically. Some of the other scenes from the show have been blurred out, but a scene of the couple kissing each other can be seen clearly.

Some of the TV series’ scenes that are also featured in the video are of “Black Sails” and “The Girlfriend Experience.” Starz will also air some big blockbuster movies in 2016, which include “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Tomorrowland,” “Inside Out,” “Cinderella,” “Ant-Man” and “Ricki and the Flash.”

Meanwhile, Access Hollywood spoke to Gabaldon and Moore about the casting for the next season. When asked about how long it took them to find Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield) from “Outlander” Season 2, both agreed that it took a really long time.

“Yeah, it was a big search. Lot of tapes, lot of auditions, lot of really good actors,” Moore said. The producer pointed out that each role in the popular TV series is unique and specific and so they were looking for something specific in the actors. “Lot of times it is in the category of ‘you don’t know till you see it’ so it just took a while until Richard was clearly the choice.”

Gabaldon revealed that she didn’t see the audition tape of Rankin and hasn’t met the actor yet either. The author, however, felt that the producers have done a “really good job” in casting the actor.

The character Brianna hadn’t been cast at the time of the interview. Sophie Skelton will be playing the role in “Outlander” Season 2. Moore said that both Roger and Brianna were important characters as the show moves forward.

Credit: YouTube/Starz

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