Outlander is an historical drama television series based on the ongoing novel series of the same name by Diana Gabaldon.
Developed by Ronald D. Moore, the show premiered on 09 August 2014, on Starz. It stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall, a married former World War II military nurse in Scotland who, in 1945, finds herself transported back to 1743. There she encounters the dashing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a member of Gabaldon’s fictionalised version of Clan Fraser of Lovat, and becomes embroiled in the Jacobite rising.
Claire is presented to Colum MacKenzie, laird of Castle Leoch, where she learns she has landed in 1743. After a while, she realises she is suspected of being an English spy. She meets Geillis Duncan, and witnesses Jamie doing a kindness for Laoghaire, the pretty young granddaughter of Mrs. Fitzgibbons. As Claire plans to return to Inverness and the standing stones, Colum decides it is best to keep her at Leoch, against her will, as healer to the clan.
You can find a full index and overview of Outlander here.
You can find a full index and overview of Outlander Series 01 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 16 August 2014.
- Rating: 18.
- Running Time: 53-90 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.