Lili Taylor, Tamara Podemski and Imogen Poots tease season 2 of Outer Range

Season 2 of Outer Range is right around the corner and we’re excited to share with you our conversations with series stars Lili Taylor (Cecilia Abbott), Tamara Podemski (Deputy Sheriff Joy), and Imogen Poots (Autumn Rivers).

Each of them shares information about what to expect for their respective characters and the series as a whole.

We hope you enjoy the discussions and come back for more of our interviews and reviews of the upcoming season!

Ladies of the Outer Range

Lily Taylor plays Cecilia Abbott in the series.

During the first season of Outer Range, Cecilia was thrown into chaos as her daughter-in-law, son, and granddaughter all disappeared at different times.

That’s a lot for one woman to take on, and Taylor had plenty of juicy scenes blaming the universe for the terrible turn of events.

Taylor talked to us about how Cecilia will handle her new reality, which includes the revelation that her husband, Royal, has been lying to her for decades.

She notes that showrunner Charles Murray wanted to explore what happens when two people discover who they really are while maintaining a relationship.

This season extends well beyond Royal and Autumn, and we’ll discover how resilient Cecilia is in the face of a truth that may be harder to bear than her earlier trauma. What does losing everything do to a person?

For Cecilia, this will give her free will, and Taylor explains in detail how this manifests and what it means. Watch our full interview below for the full discussion.

Tamara Podemski gets some remarkable material to explore during Outer Range Season 2 as Deputy Sheriff Joy is thrown back in time after unwittingly following time itself.

Joy’s journey is incredibly moving. She discovers what it was like for her ancestors to persevere in the face of great diversity during a troubled time in American history.

Podemski shares some of his personal story and how it is reflected in Joy’s journey.

Like Taylor, Podemski talks about Joy’s lack of agency and how she will regain it in the second season, treating her travels as a wake-up call to reengage with her life and culture.

She calls Joy’s season 2 arc a gift to her and Joy.

It’s a great space to tell a compelling story from a unique period in history with the right people in place to do it justice.

Podemski gives a lot of weight to Joy’s storyline in the second season, which is truly remarkable.

In this first part of an interview with Imogen Poots, she gives an insight into Autumn and her search for her identity and place in the world.

Autumn struggles with what she learns about her family, and Imogen shares what it feels like to be able to act on what she’s known all along: Autumn’s journey was going to be completely unique.

She credits Season 2 showrunner Charles Murray for respecting what Brian Watkins created in Season 1 while developing him as an incredible collaborator, noting that it’s pretty rare for someone to be so invested emotionally in your character’s arc as Murray was.

Poots also talked about the absurdities of her character and how much fun she had filming some of the show’s most entertaining scenes, including starring Noah Reid as Billy.

She also talks about what’s going on in Autumn’s mind now that Royal recognizes her as his granddaughter, how she feels about him trying to kill her, and how Lili Taylor welcomes Cecilia’s poignant and courageous questioning in light of learning who Autumn might be.

Don’t forget to check out our other Outer Range interviews!

We’ll also share our thoughts on the second season through a series of episodic reviews.

It’s a show that deserves a lot of discussion, so we hope you’ll join us.

Carissa Pavlica is an editor, editor and critic for TV Fanatic. She is a member of the Critic’s Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on and email him here at TV Fanatic.

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