‘Outsiders’ returns Tuesday – new aftershow and behind-the-scenes special
The battle for power and control in the rugged hills of Appalachia continues when WGN America’s hit original drama series,“Outsiders,” returns for a highly anticipated second season on Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The addictive and compelling drama explores the epic struggle of the Farrell Clan, who have lived atop the rugged Shay Mountain for over two hundred years, and their fight to defend their land and way of life from the town below. The uneasy truce that had generally existed between the townspeople and the family tribe came to an end when Big Coal interests headed up the mountain and the standoff continues to have repercussions, putting everyone to the test as they’re forced to face new challenges and enemies. The conflict between the clan and the town escalates with the Farrells becoming more isolated than ever before.
In the second season premiere episode, “And The Three Shall Save Save You,” written by Peter Mattei and directed by Jon Amiel, both sides struggle to regroup in the wake of the Kentucky mountaintop clash between the Farrells and the town of Blackburg. The Farrell clan is divided after the showdown and their new leader G’Winveer (Gillian Alexy) is weary to take the leadership role until Big Foster’s (David Morse) body is found. Lil Foster (Ryan Hurst) heads off to track down the body and ends up in the hands of the townspeople. Hasil (Kyle Gallner) goes to check on Sally-Ann (Christina Jackson) and Asa (Joe Anderson) must decide whether or not he wants to be a Farrell. Back in town, Sheriff Houghton (Thomas M. Wright) faces a new adversary, Matt Meyers (James McCauley), who was sent by the Governor to contain the growing Farrell situation.
This season, the world of the Farrells expands with a next-day weekly after-show, featuring series star Ryan Hurst “Lil Foster” as the first guest, and look for other fan favorite Farrells and Losties to appear. The after-show will be available on the official “Outsiders” Facebook page and YouTube channel, as well as theStream.tv.
Fans can catch up on the highly anticipated season two premiere of “Outsiders” with a one-hour special, looking back on the first season, with “Inside Outsiders: Season 2 Primer” airing Monday, January 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT . The special will feature cast interviews and highlights from season one along with insight on the show’s characters. Fans can relive all the action during WGN America’s “Outsiders” season one marathon when all 13 episodes air back-to-back beginning January, 21 at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT.
“Outsiders” fans are invited to “tweet up” with the cast as they live tweet the premiere episode on Tuesday, January 24 (9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT), @OutsidersWGN, #OutsidersWGN. Tweet to @OutsidersWGN during the “live tweet” for a chance to win exclusive “Outsiders” promotional items.
The ensemble cast for “Outsiders” includes: David Morse (“Treme,” Concussion) as Big Foster, the gruff and powerful de facto patriarch of the Farrell family who was shot and left for dead; Ryan Hurst (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Bates Motel”), as Lil Foster, a massive mountain man and son of Big Foster; Thomas M. Wright (“The Bridge,” “Top of the Lake”) as Sheriff T. Wade Houghton, a cop who has a rough and mysterious history with the Farrells, and grapples with several personal troubles of his own; Gillian Alexy (“The Americans,” “Damages”) as G’Winveer, the Farrell healer, thrust into leadership, who must discover her inner strength to save her people; Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, “Veronica Mars”) as Hasil, a free spirit that ventures between Shay Mountain and his forbidden love Sally-Ann; Christina Jackson (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Deception”) as Sally-Ann, a beautiful girl from a mining town who captured Hasil’s heart; Joe Anderson (“The Divide,” Across the Universe) as Asa, a former member of the Farrell clan looking to rejoin the family; Francie Swift (“Hostages,” “House of Cards”) as Haylie Grimes, a clever and cunning all-American community relations manager representing the encroaching coal company; and Rebecca Harris (“The Good Wife,” “Sex and the City”) as Ledda, Sherriff Houghton’s no-nonsense sister.
Hailing from Sony Pictures Television, “Outsiders,” is created and written by award-winning playwright Peter Mattei, who executive produces alongside Fedora Entertainment’s Emmy® Award-winner Peter Tolan (“Rescue Me,” Analyze This) and Michael Wimer (2012, “Rake”), and Touchy Feely Films’ Emmy® Award-winner Paul Giamatti (“John Adams,” Sideways) and Daniel Carey (All Is Bright).
“Outsiders” cast on Twitter:
Ryan Hurst @rambodonkeykong
Gillian Alexy @GillianAlexy
Kyle Gallner @KyleGallner
Christina Jackson @TiiMariie