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Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER books to be adapted for TV by makers of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Werthead Send a noteboard - 25/06/2013 09:31:29 PM

The Starz network has greenlit a 16-episode TV series based on Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER novels. The show will be run and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, the showrunner of the new(er) BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and a veteran STAR TREK writer. Ira Steven Behr, a fellow STAR TREK writer (and showrunner of DEEP SPACE NINE), will also be part of the writing team.

OUTLANDER is a very different sort of story, however. It focuses on a WWII nurse who is displaced in time to 1743, where she meets and falls in love with a Scottish Highlander during the events leading up to the Battle of Culloden. There have been seven enormous books in the series so far with an eighth coming out in March 2014. They have sold over 20 million copies worldwide and have also resulted in the creation of a spin-off series, the LORD JOHN books, focusing on a minor character from the main series.

It is unclear if the TV series will be a faithful adaptation of the first novel in the series (with future seasons adaptating later books), as with GAME OF THRONES, or if this will be a much looser adaptation.

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Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER books to be adapted for TV by makers of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - 25/06/2013 09:31:29 PM 1074 Views
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What's a showrunner? *NM* - 26/06/2013 03:31:37 PM 366 Views
The person who runs the show - 26/06/2013 06:51:57 PM 671 Views
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Noo - 28/06/2013 10:08:58 AM 719 Views
It is an American term - 28/06/2013 05:01:01 PM 599 Views
You and zeeb say no, but I don't believe it. - 28/06/2013 06:39:37 PM 704 Views
Re: You and zeeb say no, but I don't believe it. - 29/06/2013 10:42:42 AM 659 Views
Okay, then. I'm wrong. - 29/06/2013 05:11:13 PM 742 Views
The first time I came across it was on an American website. *NM* - 29/06/2013 01:43:41 PM 294 Views
Never read the books, but Moore... ugh - 30/06/2013 03:28:50 AM 627 Views

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