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 and Jamie’s daughter is stillborn, and a devastated Claire nearly dies from fever. With Jamie in the Bastille, Claire discovers that he duelled with Randall because he had discovered the English captain raping Fergus. Claire seeks mercy for Jamie from the king, who forces her to decide the fates of suspected “sorcerers” Master Raymond and St. Germain. She contrives to save them, but Raymond poisons St. Germain. Claire submits sexually to the king in exchange for Jamie’s freedom. She and Jamie reconcile, and they visit their daughter Faith’s grave before leaving Paris for Scotland.
You can find a full index and overview of Outlander here.
You can find a full index and overview of Outlander Series 02 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 21 May 2016.
- Rating: 18.
- Running Time: 53-90 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.