New Outlander Photo Shows Off Fur, Plaid And MacKenzies

Starz has given us a new look at Ronald D. Moore's upcoming series adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's Scotland-set Outlander this week. The new photo shows us brothers Dougal and Colum MacKenzie, played by Graham McTavish and Gary Lewis respectively. The duo are the leaders of their clan, if you couldn't tell by their stature and that massive throne.

Outlander stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall, a World War II combat nurse who's on vacation with her husband when she finds herself thrown back on time to 18th century war torn Scotland. She's eventually forced to marry the gallant young warrior, Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). The above photo shows us Jamie's uncles. Colum -- the man seated -- suffers from a degernative disease that's rendered his legs immobile. You can see they're covered by a very furry blanket, though that's really the only giveaway that he suffers from a physical ailment. Like his brother, everything about his stature seems to suggest power.

There's also a lot of plaid going on there, but we'll probably get used to that!

The above photo went up over at the Outlander Facebook page. Meanwhile Starz gave us a behind-the-scenes look at McTavish firing off a pretty massive firearm:

And on the video side of things, the latest Speak Outlander lesson teaches us how to say "Je Suis Prest," which means "I am ready." That's Jamie Fraser's family motto:

Finally, in case you haven't seen this before, it's the official description for the Starz series...

The “Outlander” series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one epic tale. It follows the story of Claire Randall, 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, 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.

And here's the official title art for the show:


Starz still hasn't announced a premiere date for Outlander, however -- as we speculated when we shared some recent casting news -- we're thinking we might be waiting until August for this series. But we'll have to wait for official word from the network before we know for sure. In the meantime, keep track of our Outlander coverage here!

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