Hit tv show Outlander has its next seasons lined up as the network just ordered Book Three and Book Four for this original Starz show. This series is an adaptation of the famed Outlander novel series by author Diana Gabaldon. There are eight books in this series.
Starz is following cannon as they use each book for inspiration. According to Cinemablend, Outlander season three will be adapted from Book Three:Voyager, while Book Four is adapted from the fourth book in the series, Drums of Autumn.
Vulture outlines that the story of Outlander follows Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a combat nurse from the World War II era, whom in a twist of fate is transported back to 1743, Scotland. As soon as she arrives, she is thrown head-first into danger as the environment presents unknown disasters. Claire then crosses paths with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a Scottish warrior who she is forced to marry, and, although she is averse to the marriage, she soon begins to fall in love with Jamie anyway. This presents a problem as Claire’s is already married. Not only is she torn between two time periods, now she is torn between two different men.
Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, Presidents of Programming and Production at Sony Pictures Television are aware of just how vast the world of Outlander is. This is what they both have to say.
The world of Jamie and Claire is expansive and emotionally complex. The audience has rewarded Outlander with their praise and loyalty, and we know we will deliver the best seasons yet in the years ahead. Starz has been an incredible partner and has truly helped shape this into one of the most iconic premiere series on the air today.
The support of Sony and Starz has obviously helped the show thrive Book Two season 2 just began in April. Book Two begins in France, where Claire and Jamie are committed to stopping the battle of Culloden. In an unexpected turn of events, both characters are thrown into French high society in order to glean information about the Jacobite uprising. This harrowing journey tests the limits of their love along with Claire’s sanity. It’s a race against time to prevent a senseless war while trying to prevent themselves from getting killed in the process.
Chris Albrecht, the current CEO of the Starz cable network, shared his enthusiasm about the Outlander show and the direction the show is headed.
Outlander is like nothing seen before on television. From its depiction of a truly powerful female lead character, to the devastating decimation of the Highlander way of life, to what is a rarely seen genuine and timeless love story, it is a show that not only transports the viewer, but inspires the passion and admiration of its fans. On this 25th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the U.S., we are thrilled and honored to be able to continue the story that began with author Diana Gabaldon, and is brought to life by the incredibly talented Ronald D. Moore. There are no better storytellers for ‘Outlander’ than this team, both in front and behind the camera.
Outlander is successful because the show has had strong viewership numbers since the beginning. Book One, season one includes 16-episodes and was shot on location in Scotland in 2014. The first season opened up to an outstanding 5 million multiplatform viewers per episode and ranks regularly in the tv top 10. In addition, Outlander ranks often in the top Daily Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings.
Outlander airs every Sunday’s at 10 p.m. on the Starz network!
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