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Outlander's Sam Heughan Gives Us A 'Speak Outlander' Lesson For St. Andrews Day
As November 30 is the feast day of St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, Starz saw fit to acknowledge the day by sharing a new video featuring star Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser in the upcoming adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s popular Outlander series of novels. In it, Heughan takes over for Gaelic expert Adhamh O Broin in giving us a brief lesson in how to speak “Outlander.” The word of the day is Sassenach, which means an English person or foreigner.
Outlander First Look Photo Shows Us Jamie Fraser In A Kilt
Christian who? Now that we’ve all had a chance to ogle Jamie Dornan’s Calvin Klein underwear photos since the announcement that he’ll be playing the recently vacated role of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, let’s focus our attention on the star of another adaptation. This one also happens to be named Jamie, but he prefers a kilt to a pair of pricy tighty-whities. Starz has given us our first look at Sam Heughan as Jamie Frasier for the Outlander adaptation.
Watch Outlander NYCC Panel With Behind-The-Scenes Footage, Jamie Fraser's Sister Cast
There are some exciting updates for Ronald D. Moore's Outlander series this week, including some casting news, as well as the full panel video for Starz's exclusive Outlander fan event, which took place during New York Comic Con this month. The video ahead not only features author Diana Gabaldon and series creator Ronald D. Moore as they discuss the development of the cable series, but also shows a behind-the-scenes featurette.
Outlander Series Begins Production, Ronald D. Moore Wields A Sword In First Set Photo
Along with the news that the TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's international bestselling Outlander series has begun production comes this photo from the set. The down side is, it doesn't feature any of the stars, so we'll just have to wait to see how Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan look together as Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser for Starz and Sony's TV series. But the good news is, the photo from the set does give us a look at executive producer Ronald D. Moore, along with a mighty sword and a glimpse of what appear to be shields in the background.
Ronald D. Moore's Outlander Series Finally Casts Lead Character Claire Randall
We've seen quite a few men added to the cast of Ronald D. Moore's anticipated adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's best-selling Outlander books, but the question of who would play the lead role of Claire Randall remained unanswered until today. Starz has announced that Irish actor Caitriona Balfe has been cast to star in the novel, playing the "quick-witted, stubborn but lovely, English 'sassenach' Claire Randall," who finds herself sent back in time during a vacation with her husband.
Game Of Thrones' Tobias Menzies Joining Outlander Series At Starz
Game Of Thrones actor Tobias Menzies has signed on for Starz’s new drama, Outlander, and it looks like the actor may need to brush up on his (lack of) archery skills for the new gig. The British actor has joined the new drama to play not one, but two roles, starring in the drama as both Frank Randall and Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall.
Ron Moore's Outlander Series Finds Its Jamie Fraser
Ronald D. Moore's Outlander series has found its Jamie Fraser. Set to play the male lead in the upcoming Starz adaptation is Scottish actor Sam Heughan. He'll play the role of the Scottish warrior who begins a passionate affair with the lead female character Claire Randall, a combat nurse from 1945 who finds herself whisked back in time to 1743 Scotland. As Claire is a married woman in the present day - at least, in the book she is - the relationship she develops with Fraser is all the more complicated.
Ronald D. Moore's Outlander Adaptation Is Coming To Starz In 2014
Nearly a year ago, we learned that Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ronald D. Moore was working on a small screen adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series for Starz Today comes word that the premium cable channel has ordered the pilot to series, and Starz subscribers hold expect Season 1 to premiere sometime in 2014.
Ron Moore's Outlander Adaptation Secures More Writers
Adventure seems to be the name of the game for Starz. The premium cable network has taken its time in its efforts to establish its identity with its original programming, but looking at Spartacus and now Da Vinci's Demons and the upcoming pirate drama Black Sails, adventure seems to be a common thread… also swords. Among the projects in development for Starz is a series adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. The popularity of the series alone may be enough to draw an audience, but factor in Ron Moore's involvement and we have even more reason to hope this one earns itself a green light at the network.
Ron Moore's Outlander Series Adaptation Bought By Starz
It looks like Diana Gabaldon’s time traveling Outlander book series has found a TV outlet and will be moving forward in development. After buying the rights to the book series, Sony Pictures TV has worked out a deal with the subscription cable network Starz to develop the drama project. Battlestar Galactica creator Ron Moore is still attached to pen the adaptation for television.
Ron Moore Adapting Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series For Sony Pictures TV
Sony Pictures TV has just nabbed the book rights to Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, which features a young woman time traveling from 1945 to 1743. Along with the time travel component, the woman, Claire, also finds herself in a love triangle spanning over each time frame. With the series selling over 20 million copies, an eighth book on the way, and fan tours running in Scotland, the book series is prime real estate and Sony has grabbed some good people to pitch a potential show to the networks.
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