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Re: Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER books to be adapted for TV by makers of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ajah Send a noteboard - 26/06/2013 07:33:07 AM

Based on past series developed by Starz, I think this series is a good fit for them -- it's more a historical romance than anything else. I just hope they don't overplay the villains the way they did with the Pillars of the Earth and its sequel. TOO CORNY.



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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 1055 Views
Re: Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER books to be adapted for TV by makers of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - 26/06/2013 07:33:07 AM 770 Views
To be fair, Starz didn't make PILLARS OF THE EARTH or its sequel. - 26/06/2013 11:16:53 AM 590 Views
aaiieeee - 26/06/2013 10:13:39 AM 766 Views
What's a showrunner? *NM* - 26/06/2013 03:31:37 PM 358 Views
The person who runs the show - 26/06/2013 06:51:57 PM 658 Views
Re: The person who runs the show - 27/06/2013 04:40:01 PM 636 Views
Noo - 28/06/2013 10:08:58 AM 703 Views
It is an American term - 28/06/2013 05:01:01 PM 587 Views
You and zeeb say no, but I don't believe it. - 28/06/2013 06:39:37 PM 687 Views
Re: You and zeeb say no, but I don't believe it. - 29/06/2013 10:42:42 AM 636 Views
Okay, then. I'm wrong. - 29/06/2013 05:11:13 PM 727 Views
The first time I came across it was on an American website. *NM* - 29/06/2013 01:43:41 PM 287 Views
Never read the books, but Moore... ugh - 30/06/2013 03:28:50 AM 612 Views

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