Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander, rejoice! Today, we have an exclusive featurette that takes you behind the scenes of the upcoming TV series based on the bestselling books. Gabaldon explains that her books have been optioned for film time and time again, but they never actually made it to the big screen. Ronald Moore, the executive producer, explains that a TV series really was the only way to successfully adapt the intricate story. “If you took this book and boiled it down to two hours, in the process of doing that you’d lose all the things that people who love these books…love.”
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Outlander premieres on Starz, August 9th at 9 PM.