From Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ronald D. Moore comes the epic drama series Outlander, based on the acclaimed series of novels from Diana Gabaldon. Season two will debut April 9th, 2016 exclusively on the Starz Network. It stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe.
Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Revealed today by Variety, it looks like Starz has renewed their hit period drama Outlander for not one, but TWO more seasons. Season three will adapt the novel ‘Voyager’ while four will adapt ‘Drums of Autumn’.
“‘Outlander’ is like nothing seen before on television. From its depiction of a truly powerful female lead character, to the devastating decimation of the Highlander way of life, to what is a rarely seen genuine and timeless love story, it is a show that not only transports the viewer, but inspires the passion and admiration of its fans. On this 25th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the U.S., we are thrilled and honored to be able to continue the story that began with author Diana Gabaldon, and is brought to life by the incredibly talented Ronald D. Moore. There are no better storytellers for ‘Outlander’ than this team, both in front and behind the camera.”said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht.
“The world of Jamie and Claire is expansive and emotionally complex. The audience has rewarded ‘Outlander’ with their praise and loyalty, and we know we will deliver the best seasons yet in the years ahead. Starz has been an incredible partner and has truly helped shape this into one of the most iconic premiere series on the air today.”said Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, President, U.S. Programming and Production, Sony Pictures Television.
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