Starz Sets ‘Outlander’ Return for April 2015

The Starz drama has been a hit for the network and has already been renewed for season 2


Ahead of Saturday’s “Outlander” mid-season finale on Saturday , Starz has set a return date for its hit freshman time-travel drama on April 4, 2015.

The series premiered in August, setting multiplatform records, according to the network, and surpassing 5 million viewers.

Episode 7, featuring the highly anticipated wedding between Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan), on the last episode drew 3.8  million viewers, including live and three day delayed viewing. Season 1 is currently averaging 5 million viewers.

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Produced by Sony Pictures Television, “Outlander” tells the story of a combat nurse from 1945 who is transported through time to 1743 Scotland. The married Claire finds herself drawn to Jamie, who she’s forced to marry for her protection. The series also stars Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish, Duncan Lacroix, Grant O’Rourke, and Stephen Walters.

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“Outlander’s” season finale airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. E.T. on Starz.