The second half of Outlander season 2 is coming up in the next few weeks and Claire, our bad ass time travelling heroine, has been through a hell of a lot in the first half season alone. Based on the cliffhanger we’ve been left on we can expect there’s a lot more to come.
I definitely did a double take when I saw the new key art for season 1b. The first thing I noticed was how similar the image looked despite the drastic differences. The first detail I noticed was the dagger in Claire’s hand. Then the hardened, more aggressive look in her eyes. Then of course her dress, placing her more firmly in the period she’s becoming more and more a part of. The same background is displayed with more muted colours, emphasizing the earth tones rather than showcasing the majestic greenery of the Scottish countryside.
In the second image Claire and Jamie, now having bonded, and married, appear more in sync, displayed in their clothing with complementary colours and styles, facial expressions, and body language. In the second image Claire is standing more firmly next to Jamie, who instead of reaching out to her is backing her up while Claire extends her hand back to him and he leans towards her. They are displayed as a team, but will that last?
Have a look at the two posters next to one another – what differences stand out the most to you, and what do you think it means for Claire and Jamie and all the rest during season 1b?
Outlander returns April 5th on Showcase and Starz.