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 clashes with Dougal and his men on the rent-collecting journey, especially when Dougal uses Jamie’s scars to collect more money from the villagers. A young man, who would turn out to be a red coat, tries to “free” her from the Scots, unsuccessfully. Later, she realises that they are collecting funds for the prospective Jacobite army, an army they would use to achieve Scotland’s independence from England. Knowing from history that their cause is doomed, she tries to warn them off. The episode ends with the young red coat returning with more of his kin to retrieve young Claire from the Highlanders.
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: 06 September 2014.
- Rating: 18.
- Running Time: 53-90 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.