"DROUGHT-LANDER" ENDS EARLY!
STARZ TO PREVIEW FIRST EPISODE OF NEW SEASON OF "OUTLANDER" ON DIGITAL AND ON-DEMAND PLATFORMS EXCLUSIVELY TO STARZ SUBSCRIBERS
Beverly Hills, Calif. - April 5, 2016 - Starz announced today that the premiere episode of the second installment to STARZ's hit series "Outlander" will be available starting Thursday, April 7th exclusively to STARZ subscribers on the new streaming STARZ app and Starz.com as well as on multiple television on-demand and online platforms.
"Outlander" fans may enjoy the first full episode of the Golden Globe(R)-nominated series two days in advance of its official premiere on Saturday, April 9th at 9:00 pm ET/PT.
The eagerly-awaited second installment of "Outlander" is based upon the second of eight books in Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling Outlander series, entitled Dragonfly in Amber. The series is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: The Next Generation").
The standalone STARZ streaming service launched today, offering the first-ever download capabilities from a premium pay TV streaming service. STARZ subscribers from cable, satellite and telco partners can also authenticate and view STARZ in the new, easy-to-use app.
The 13-episode second installment of "Outlander" begins as Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful. Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.
Ronald D. Moore, Jim Kohlberg, Andy Harries, Maril Davis, Ira Steven Behr, Toni Graphia and Anne Kenney serve as executive producers of "Outlander," which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.
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