June 1st, 2013
SO—this morning during the breakfast conference at North American Publishing Expo NYC , Diana Gabaldon said Starz has officially signed on to make the Outlander series; she signed the contract last night! She said they’ve ordered 16 episodes (one season), filming will take place in Scotland, is expected to begin sometime in September and she speculated it would be ready to air in April 2014- That’s less than a year!!!
Just saw this:
I’ve learned that Starz has given a series order to Outlander, a drama based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling fantasy/romance/adventure series of books. I hear the project, from Battlestar Galactica developer Ron Moore and Sony Pictures TV, has received a 16-episode order, with production slated to begin in October in Scotland where the books are set. I hear Gabaldon let the news of the greenlight slip at Book Expo America 2013. The news comes a month after Outlander opened a writers room, with Moore hiring four scribes to work with him — Toni Graphia, Matt Roberts, Ira Behr and Anne Kenney. This marks Sony’s first series for Starz. ~ Nellie Andreeva, deadline.com
Can you IMAGINE the casting call? An entire room full of potential JAMMFs— yes please!
(FYI: I keep an updated page of the latest progress here: https://outlanderfan.com/outlander-movieminiseries-news/)