OLC Editor's note: If it's ok by DG, it's ok by us! Ron Moore and Co did a fantastic job with Season 1...no reason to think they won't with Season 2, even with divergences from the source material. Just our opinion!
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There are reports that the Starz TV series based on novel by Diana Gabaldon will not follow the source material.
The author has confirmed this report and said she has nothing against it. Executive producer Ronald Moore said staying loyal to "Dragonfly in Amber," the second book of the series, is quite hard.
"Yeah, it took more work to adapt it. It's a more complicated plotline," Moore told The Wrap when asked to confirm the speculation.
"Diana shifted points of views a couple of times, it's more political, it deals with a lot more elements, it shifts locations more than once. It's just a more complicated piece of material to try and adapt. Whereas in the first season it was relatively more straightforward, more linear and you could just track it moving forward."
Although they deviated from the book for "Outlander" season 2, Moore insists it will be the same world.
"Season 2 just required more work," he said. "It was a harder book to adapt and as a result, we did make more changes from the source material than we probably did in Season 1, but it's definitely that world. It's definitely that story. Anyone who's read the book will definitely recognize it."
Moore previously told Entertainment Weekly that Gabaldon has approved his plan about changing some dynamics of the story.
"The thing that gives me the most comfort is that Diana likes it a lot," he told the entertainment website.
"She had said, "Oh, I really liked the way you did it. it was a difficult plot, I know, but I think you really found the essence of it. You really found the through line that really defines what this part of the journey is." So I feel good about it. It's not going to be a literal adaptation because I don't think that's possible with the second book.... But I think it's very much the same story, the major characters are all represented, the major scenes are all represented, and it still gets you to all the same places you want to go."
"Outlander" season 2 release date is around March or April next year.