Droughtlander is almost over
With the imminent release of the second in the Outlander TV Series, what is sending Australian fans into the mature version of a One Direction frenzy?
Jennifer Johnston investigates what all the fuss is about?
Outlander fan’s excitement levels are rising rapidly as they count down the days for the much anticipated release of Series 2. This is April 10th for Australian fans. American devotees are secretly smiling as their release date is April 9th. The mainly female and mostly over 30 Outlander enthusiasts, are reaching frenzied status similar to the hysterical reaction by teenagers when they hear One Direction is touring Aus. The only difference is the more mature Outlander fans are not squealing as loud or hyperventilating as madly – it’s more of an inner elation. But there is another cause behind the Outlander fan’s heightened hysteria levels. Foxtel’s SoHo channel in a major coup for Australian Outlander devotees are bringing lead star of the TV series Sam Heughan to Sydney to help promote the second series release.
Facebook pages including SoHo TVAU, the Viewing Lounge and Aussie Outlanders are announcing competitions. Stirring the fans with lines like, “listen up, lads and lasses – the highly anticipated return of our beloved time-traveling drama is almost here, and we’ve got something to help quench your Fraser thirst during this Droughtlander.”