Ronald Moore
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

“Outlander” Season 2 is based on the book “Dragonfly in Amber,” which was much more challenging to adapt for the TV series than the first novel, executive producer Ronald D. Moore explained in a recent interview. Some of the cast members of the show also shared their thoughts on the show and Tobias Menzies talked about playing both Jack Randall and Frank in another interview.

“Dragonfly in Amber” has shifting time periods, it shifts point of view several times, takes the main characters to France and then back to Scotland, the plot focuses on political conspiracy, but there is also scenes of war. These are some of the challenges that the producers had to face while adapting the book for the TV series, Moore told The Hollywood Reporter .

While Claire (Caitriona Balfe) will be able to navigate her way through France, the Scottish warrior Jamie (Sam Heughan) will apparently find it difficult in the new world. Heughan explained that being “duplicitous” goes against Jamie’s nature. The couple also face challenges in “Outlander” Season 2. While Jamie tries to heal mentally from the events of the first season, Claire has to deal with her pregnancy.

Claire will also return to her original timeline in the next season. In an interview with Zap2it , Balfe said that while she sees a bit of Frank in Black Jack, in the hope that there is some goodness in him, the reverse will happen when she goes back. Claire will now see bits of Jack in her first husband Frank.

Heughan revealed that Black Jack (Menzies) is still alive in “Outlander” Season 2 and Jamie will be back to his old self when he finds out that Jack is alive and he can kill him. In an interview with Metro , Menzies said that Jack is a product of Jacobite war and Frank is a product of WWII. While Jack in way abandons his moral code, Frank may be different because he had Claire in his life.