December 20, 2016 at 09:08 AM EST

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands now, is all about Outlander and its stars, Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan.

“We’ve got the stars of Outlander in various states of undress, however smelling salts are not included in case you’re starting to feel faint from all the hotness on the cover,” Entertainment Weekly editor Henry Goldblatt jokes in the latest episode of Story Behind the Story.

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The hit Starz show will return for season 2 in April, and Goldblatt said fan interest in the time-travel romance series is what led to this special cover. “Quite frankly, I was listening to all of you that we should put this on the cover, and, wow, I’m so glad we did,” he said.

Elsewhere in this issue of EW, a look at where Ryan Reynolds’ career stands after the success of Deadpool, a check-in with Aaron Paul as he embarks on three highly anticipated projects, and a tutorial on how to make a secret movie with input from 10 Cloverfield Lane producer J.J. Abrams.

To continue reading more on Outlander, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands Friday, or buy it here.

Diana Gabaldon's genre-bending time-travel novels come to life in Starz's series.
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