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.
When Claire, Jamie and their party are surrounded by redcoats, Claire pretends to be an English hostage so Dougal can negotiate the Highlanders’ safe passage. Taken to ‘safety’, Claire finds herself face to face with the Duke of Sandringham and his goddaughter Mary Hawkins. She also recognises Sandringham’s valet, Danton, as the man who had raped Mary. Sandringham intends to lure “Red Jamie” to save Claire, and then turn them both over to the redcoats. Forewarned, Jamie and Murtagh slip into the castle. Mary kills Danton, and Murtagh beheads Sandringham to fulfil his promise to Claire and Mary to avenge their attack in Paris.
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: 18 June 2016.
- Rating: 18.
- Running Time: 53-90 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.