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.
The redcoats take Claire to meet General Lord Thomas, who promises her safe passage to Inverness in the company of Black Jack Randall. When the General leaves, Randall tries to discover why she is in Scotland. She concocts a story and he describes in detail his vicious whipping of young Jamie. Dougal comes to take her away, but Randall insists that he has to deliver Claire to Fort William the following day. They leave, and Dougal tells Claire he does not have to turn her in if she marries Jamie and as a consequence becomes Scottish.
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: 13 September 2014.
- Rating: 18.
- Running Time: 53-90 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.