On June 25, 2013 Starz Chief Executive Officer, Chris Albrecht, announced that the network will partner with Sony to produce “Outlander”. The series is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s seven-book series and will be written by Ronald D. Moore.
The production of the series is set to begin this fall in Scotland. Starz has ordered 16 episodes of the series.
From the official press release:
The series adaptation for “Outlander” will be written by Ronald D. Moore (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”). Moore is best known for his work on “Battlestar Galactica,” which won him a Peabody Award in 2006. Ronald D. Moore and Jim Kohlberg are executive producers of “Outlander,” which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company and Left Bank Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
“We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Outlander’ to Starz next year,” said Chris Albrecht, CEO of Starz. “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 Claire and Jamie to life for the millions of fans the world over.”
Moore added, “I’m very excited to have the opportunity to bring these books to life. 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.'”
Please read the full press release on tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com:
Starz Officially Greenlights New Series ‘Outlander’ From Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore