Television’s newest heroes — some of them Reborn — assembled in the gargantuan Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con for EW’s Brave New Warriors panel, moderated by EW senior writer Lynette Rice.
This year, the panel featured Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), Zachary Levi (Heroes Reborn), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black), Kevin Durand (The Strain) and Rob Kazinsky (The Frankenstein Code).
The six actors discussed their lives as leading men, shared their fondest (and most bad-ass) memories from their set, and recalled their sensitive childhoods — before they became TV’s toughest warriors. Here were some of the highlights:
— Sam Heughan’s accent. “Can you just keep talking for a while?” cooed Cudlitz.
— Once the guys took the stage, they all (with the exception of Gavaris) quickly deduced that the most bad-ass thing each one did this season on their respective shows involved some sort of murder. Cudlitz cited The Walking Dead’s “Abe-sh*t” scene in the construction site from last season; Durand admired Vasiliy’s bare-hands approach to killing vampires on The Strain; and Heughansaid that an upcoming battle on Outlander hasn’t yet been shot, but will likely take top spot for him, as it’s “pretty much the biggest battle in Scotland at the time.”
When Outlander premiered last year, it was touted by some as the “off-season Game of Thrones.” Though the historical drama does share some similarities with the HBO series where literally nobody is ever safe (ever), Outlander has been roundly praised by critics and fans alike and its stellar season 1 finale left no doubt that the series stands on its own two feet.
However, there is one comparison the Starz drama will never be able to shake: Its cast and creators are incredibly tight-lipped about any potential spoilers.
When stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Lounge at Comic-Con on Friday along with author Diana Gabaldon and showrunner Ronald D. Moore, they did have some tiny teases to offer: “Honeypot” is the word they’d use to sum up next season. Continue reading The cast of Outlander previews season 2 in one word
ForEW’s Greatest Story Ever Told video series, Sam Heughan recalls the warm greeting from the huge Outlander fan base at San Diego Comic Con last year, complete with bagpipes, cheering, and plenty of excitement.
Entertainment Weekly talked to executive producer Ronald D. Moore about Season 2 and Jamie & Claire. Here what he said about them and what will happen in Paris and their amazing new wardrobe. Read here the full article.
Where do we pick up with Claire and Jamie in season 2? Are they fresh off the boat from Scotland?
Well, how the opening episode literally opens I won’t get into, obviously, because that’s just how we tell the story, but the story of Jamie and Claire in the 18th century pretty much starts with their arrival in France. The big story point picks up from where we left season 1, which is Claire and Jamie deciding to attempt to change history by stopping the Jacobite rebellion and changing history so as to prevent the slaughter on Culloden Moor and the destruction of the Highland culture after it. That’s the major plot going into the season.
And how much of Jamie’s assault at the hands of Black Jack in the season 1 finale will hang over into the upcoming season?
It definitely colors his character throughout. It’s not at the forefront of the story, but it’s a pretty big character story for him, so the after-effects of that and the reverberations through their relationship does carry forward well into the season.
In these First Looks from the new season, Claire and Jamie have noticeably stepped up their fashion game. What sort of discussions did you and Terry [costume designer and Ron’s wife] have about the wardrobe and the look you’re after?
We talked about it very early, actually, midway through the first season because she had to get a jump on creating the costumes and buying fabrics to cut and all that, so those discussions go way back at this point. It’s just a completely different look. Everything about Paris is so completely different, especially the costumes because you’re dealing with a world—the aristocratic world is the circle Jamie and Claire basically operate in while they’re in that part of the story. It’s the most stylish city in the world during this time. A lot more money. A lot of finery. Scotland is featuring a lot of heavy wools and more organic colors. In Paris everyone wants to be a peacock. You’ve got a much wider palette of textiles and colors and styles than you did in Scotland. It’s a completely different world.