This week is turning out to be a big one for lovers of almost anything and everything related to television. It’s Comic-Con! Sure, not every show is going to be there, but this convention has become such a hub of multiple different genre that many of your favorites will be making their presence felt in a rather big way. This includes “Outlander,” and we wanted to get together a small prime of sorts to get you prepared for when the panel happens on Saturday.
Attending – Showrunner Ronald D. Moore, series author Diana Gabaldon, and stars Sam Hueghan and Caitriona Balfe will be turning up. It’s hard to speculate really on anyone else, given that the move for Jamie and Claire from Scotland to France means that many characters from season 1 may not be turning up on the show. (Note: We deliberately are staying clear of book spoilers to stay unbiased on the show, so we’re just speculating based mostly on logic.)
Will there be a trailer? – It’s possible that there will be some sort of teaser for the second season, given that filming has been underway for several weeks now and it has become a Comic-Con tradition to put together something when it comes to video footage. Given the passion of “Outlander” fans, even thirty seconds could be enough to send the fandom into a tizzy. However, remember that we are still early in the Droughtlander. We don’t really think the focus of this panel is going to be showing off new footage.
What to look forward to – We really feel like the true joy of these panels comes via hearing the personal stories and the fun scoop behind the scenes. Expect details about how the show filmed some of its more difficult season 1 scenes, along with laughs and technical details along the way.
We’re not going to be at SDCC this year, but as someone who has been to a variety of different convention panels over the years, it’s best to go into it with an open mind and embrace what happens. You have to remember that often, the cast and producers are just as excited to see the crowd as the crowd is to see them. There aren’t many other opportunities to be in front of this many of your fans at once who all care deeply enough about your show that they are willing to travel, let alone stand in line.
Of course, we’re going to have coverage of the panel this weekend. Be on the watch for that!
Want to see some other “Outlander” news today? Then be sure to head over here, where you can see some of the first photos featuring Balfe and Heughan from the new season! Also, you can sign up now to get some other TV updates on all we cover, courtesy of our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: Starz.)