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.
In 1968, fifty-year-old Claire is reunited with Reverend Wakefield’s adopted son, Roger, in Inverness. Her twenty-year-old daughter, Brianna, discovers that she is not Frank’s biological daughter, but refuses to believe her mother’s tale of time travel. Meanwhile, Brianna meets Scottish Independence activist Gillian Edgars, whom Claire later recognises is Geillis Duncan. Before the battle of Culloden in 1746, Jamie insists that Claire save herself and their unborn child by travelling back through the stones. Back in 1968, Claire realises Roger is a descendant of Geillis and Dougal. To prevent Gillian’s death, they try to stop her from travelling back through time. They arrive too late, but seeing Gillian disappear into the stone convinces Brianna that her mother is telling the truth. Roger reveals to Claire that Jamie did not die at Culloden.
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: 09 July 2016.
- Rating: 18.
- Running Time: 53-90 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.