Adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Gallactica), Outlander is one of the most widely-anticipated STARZ original series. The sneak peak gives millions of fans the chance to watch Episode 1.01: “Sassenach”* one week in advance of its premiere on Saturday, August 9th at 9pm ET/PT exclusively on STARZ.
The first episode will be available August 2nd on select U.S cable, satellite and Telco affiliates one week prior to the shows official premiere on Saturday, August 9th. You can also catch it on Facebook, Starz.com, STARZ Play and more!
In the press release, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht was quoted as saying, “We’ve heard from fans the world over who are anxiously awaiting to see how we’ve brought Claire and Jamie to life in what may possibly be the most highly anticpated series in STARZ history.”
The first season of Outlander airs as a split season with the first eight episodes airing from August 9th thru September 27th and returning with the second eight episodes in early 2015.
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The Outlander series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one epic tale. The series, adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation), follows the story of Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a married combat nurse from 1945, who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. Upon her arrival, she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. But when she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited. Now, Claire’s heart is torn between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.
* Sassenach – Outlander or foreigner; more specifically an English person.