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###Outlander Season 2

From Sunday 10 April at 8.30pm AEST

The second season of Outlander will premiere Express from the US from Sunday 10 April at 8.30pm AEST on Foxtel’s SoHo channel.

The eagerly awaited second instalment will be 13 episodes and is based upon the second of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling Outlander series, entitled Dragonfly in Amber.

The story resumes 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.

The residents of Inverness are dressed in their finest and ready for the cameras to roll, when production begins Monday, February 29 on the fourth season of A PLACE TO CALL HOME.

Season four will focus on the relationships between the characters as affected by two contrasting social issues. The first is the conservative wave of fear generated by the “Reds Under the Beds” scare surrounding The Petrov Affair. The second, the wave of liberal change that opened up new social and moral choices.

A PLACE TO CALL HOME’s Season 4 cast includes Marta Dusseldorp (Sarah Nordmann), Noni Hazlehurst (Elizabeth Bligh), Brett Climo (George Bligh), David Berry (James Bligh), Abby Earl (Anna Poletti), Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood (Olivia Bligh), Craig Hall (Dr Jack Duncan) Frankie J Holden (Roy Briggs), Aldo Mignone (Gino Poletti), Sara Wiseman (Carolyn Bligh), Jenni Baird (Regina Bligh) and Deborah Kennedy (Doris Collins). Along with returning guest cast Brenna Harding (Rose O’Connell), Tim Draxl ( Dr Henry Fox), Mark Lee (Sir Richard Bennett) and Rick Donald ( Lloyd Ellis Parker).

A PLACE TO CALL HOME is produced by Seven Productions for Foxtel’s SoHo channel. Foxtel’s Head of Drama Penny Win and Seven’s Head of Drama Julie McGauran are Executive Producers. Series Producer is Chris Martin Jones. The series is created and written by Bevan Lee (Script Executive) and Katherine Thompson is Script Producer. Directors are Shirley Barrett, Kriv Stenders, Catherine Millar and Tony Krawitz.

Penny Win Foxtel’s Head of Drama said: "Working with Seven Productions on A PLACE TO CALL HOME’S has resulted in fantastic achievements for the series. With record breaking audiences for the SoHo channel, the passionate and dedicated fans and the growing audience around the world, the show is is a testament to Foxtel’s commitment to great Australian storytelling.”

Seven’s Head of Drama Julie McGauran: “A PLACE TO CALL HOME has been a hugely successful collaboration between Seven Productions and Foxtel. Together we’ve been able to engineer a wonderful partnership for everyone, especially the fans, who have so much to look forward to in season 4.”.

A proven ratings success for Foxtel, the Season 3 premiere episode of A PLACE TO CALL HOME attracted half a million viewers, making it Subscription TV’s 7th highest rating episode of all-time. The S3 cume audience was 418,000 viewers, this marks the second largest cume audience for a local production year to date and amongst dramas this is the second largest ever only trailing the epic Game of Thrones.

The series has also won international fans and critics, including the United Kingdom, Israel, The Netherlands and the U.S.A. With the Wall Street Journal offering this high praise “A Place to Call Home is a captivatingly filmed, deeply romantic drama of immense intelligence distinguished by a uniformly superb cast.”

Outlander star Sam Heughan bound for Australia

Foxtel today announced Scottish actor Sam Heughan, star of the international hit series Outlander, will visit Sydney this month ahead of the second season premiering Express from the US on SoHo in April.

Heughan will be in Sydney on March 21 and 22.

He plays 18th century Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser alongside Caitriona Balfe as Outlander’s time-travelling heroine Claire Randall / Fraser.

Filming has just wrapped in the UK on the eagerly awaited second instalment of 13 episodes, based on the the second of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling Outlander series, entitled Dragonfly in Amber.

In Outlander S2 Claire (Balfe) and Jamie (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.

Outlander S2 will premiere Express from the US, from Sunday April 10 at 8.30pm AEST, on Foxtel’s SoHo channel.

Nashville seen here on SoHo has been cancelled. The current 4th season seen here on Thursdays “same time as US” will be the last.

Does SoHo not have the rights to All Saints for S11 and S12? They aired S10 E41 (second ep of the double episodes) yesterday and was back to S4 today.

Outlander has been renewed for two more seasons, to be based on the third and fourth Outlander novels.

The show has been picked up by CMT and Hulu for a fifth season. Aussie fans of the show will be relieved.

SoHo channel will be replaced by Binge from 1 October.

http://forums.mediaspy.org/t/binge/1643?u=tv.cynic

The majority of SoHo content will move to showcase, with some series moving to FOX8, Arena and TV H!TS. The move will make showcase a super channel destination of premium drama giving subscribers a host of great content in one place. Binge will offer previously aired content as a completely new curated and programmed channel.

SoHo’s programming, including Australian drama series Wentworth and A Place to Call Home, and US series Outlander, The Americans, Nashville, Shameless and Bates Motel, will be seen on showcase moving forward.

We have to upgrade to continue seeing Wentworth and A Place To Call Home? That sux.

SoHo already is a premium channel in the last restructure.It is in the same Drama package as showcase and FX along with others, so there shouldn’t be a reason to change.

News to me. I’ve still got it on my Basic T-Box package.

Good thing is these shows become commercial free on showcase

I’ll have to subscribe to the Drama pack again if I want to see the next season of “A Place to Call Home”,