facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Starz orders 'Outlander' series

June 25, 2013 at 2:19 PM   |   Comments

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 25 (UPI) -- Starz says it will begin shooting "Outlander," a drama series based on Diana Gabaldon's books, in Scotland this fall.

The network said the 16-episode series is slated to premiere in 2014. Ronald D. Moore and Jim Kohlberg are executive producers of "Outlander."

"We are thrilled to be bringing 'Outlander' to Starz next year," Chris Albrecht, chief executive producer of Starz, said in a statement Tuesday.

"Diana has created an incredibly compelling heroine, thrust into a very complex world, not to mention, time. The books weave a fascinating tapestry of history, spirituality, love and honor, not to mention plenty of time travel, sex and warfare. With Diana's stories guiding us and Ron's mastery, we hope to bring [characters] Claire and Jamie to life for the millions of fans the world over."

"I'm very excited to have the opportunity to bring these books to life," Moore said. "Diana's created a rich and textured world filled with intriguing characters, and I believe that Starz is the perfect home for her story. I think we'll make something that the millions of fans of these books will enjoy and recognize as 'Outlander.'"

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Spider-Woman #1 causes controversy with booty-centric cover art
2
Hayden Panettiere confirms pregnancy during ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
3
Jill Duggar, husband Derick Dillard expecting first child
4
Steven Tyler releases song from 'Sin City' soundtrack
5
Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese's 'Rock 'n' Roll' set robbed
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback