Starz has renewed its original drama Outlander for a second season.
The show will return for a minimum of 13-episodes, based on the second of Diana Gabaldon’s books in the eponymous book series, Dragonfly in Amber.
The first season on the premium US cable network debuted on August 9. It follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Outlander was developed by Ronald D Moore, who executive produces with Jim Kohlberg. Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company and Left Bank Productions produce in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Starz will retain all domestic multiplatform pay TV rights to the original series.