Well, THIS makes my day. The trailer for Outlander Season 7, which just dropped, looks… Revolutionary. I am greatly looking forward to the June 16 premier of the season that finds the Frasers overtaken by the War of Independence.
There is not more important or dramatic story in our history… yet the American Revolution seldom gets depicted cinematically. I’m not sure why that is the case. I’ve heard it said that studio folk don’t believe there’s an audience for it because people find the history “boring” and the marble figures of the era too distant and unrelatable. Maybe that’s so — but it is so off base. Done right, the tale of the nation’s birth has as much grit and drama as any episode in history. Especially when the Frontier Partisan element is brought in — and it clearly will be here.
They did, by golly, upgrade Jamie’s rifle.
It ain’t ALL fighting…
I was going to watch regardless (and resubscribe to Starz like I do every year haha) but these screenshots definitely have my attention. Do the period clothes seem pretty accurate to you? I was told they did well with the Scottish period outfits, but I’m not an expert in either era.
The costuming is pretty solid. From what I can see of it, the hunting shirt Jamie is wearing is VERY good. Things are stylized a bit, of course — especially with Jamie’s greatcoats. I don’t mind a bit of that — I get teh imperative to make the characters distinctive through their costuming. It’s less stylized than Black Sails.
lane batot says
Their Indian costumes(and hair styles) are dead on it, too, from what I know–and this rarely happens accurately, since Hollywood tends to dress Indians of any tribes or any time period in stereo-typical buckskins!
Seth Isaacson says
It looks like they gave Jamie a Kibler just like we were told by the armorer. I wonder how accurate the rest of the guns will be? I noted at least one musket without a cock on it in the hand to hand combat scene in the trailer.
The Kibler is a big step up. As for the cockles musket… perhaps we can hand-wave it as battlefield damage?
I was most pleased in the last two seasons to see the bright blue painted trade muskets. It might look weird to the casual eye, but as you know, they were a thing.
As to “cinemas” not thinking people like stories about the Revolution, it’s simple. Both TV and movie producers only want to do “safe” stories. That means they always follow the current success and almost never lead a pack. A good example of that is the continual sequels and knock-offs of successful shows. So the Revolution hasn’t been a success lately and won’t be until something like Outlander shows a few people that it can get an audience. Maybe we’ll see some shows spinoff form this.