Monday, January 6, 2014

Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series Headed for TV

Diana Gabaldon fans will be happy to know that Starz has picked up the rights to the Outlander series. Filming for the highly anticipated TV series began last October in Scotland and word on the internet is that it will be airing sometime in 2014. I don't know about you but I'm eager to finally see Jamie and Claire come to life.

Who has been cast for Outlander?

Scottish actor Sam Heughan will be playing the part of Jamie Fraser. Jamie is a young Scottish warrior who falls in love with Claire who is married.

Caitriona Balfe will play the leading lady Claire Randall. She has traveled back in time from the 1940s to the the year of Our Lord 1743.

Tobias Menzies from HBOs The Game of Thrones has been cast for two roles Claire's loving husband Frank Randall and Frank's ancestor, Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall

Here are a few shots from the set of Outlander.
Frank and Claire - 1940s

Jamie Fraser - 1743 Scotland

Claire Randall - Scotland 1743

If you haven't had a chance to read Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, stop by the Library and check it out. It's a wonderful series with brilliant world-building and fantastic characters that keep you coming back for more. 

Outlander series reading order:
  1. Outlander
  2. Dragonfly in Amber
  3. Voyager
  4. Drums of Autumn
  5. The Fiery Cross
  6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes
  7. An Echo in the Bone
  8. Written in My Own Heart's Blood (to be released June 10, 2014)