Following the success of popular book series-turned-television-gold such as “True Blood” and “Game of Thrones,” literary television enthusiasts can look forward to another popular series making its way to the small screen. Deadline recently broke the story that Diana Gabaldon’s popular seven-book series, Outlander, has been acquired by Sony Pictures TV. Sony has tapped Ron Moore of Battlestar Galactica production fame to pen the series adaptation.
Gabaldon’s historical fiction novels center around Claire Randall, a former combat nurse who we meet in 1945 on her second honeymoon in the British Isles. With one wrong turn toward an ancient stone circle, Claire finds herself hurled back in time to war-torn Scotland, circa 1743. It is there she meets dashing Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser and ignites a fervent love affair. Claire’s relationship between the two men in her life, tossed between two hundred years, serves as the series’ core.
Since the publication of the first book in 1991, the Outlander series has spawned a captivated fan base, obsessed with Claire and Jamie’s time-traveling love affair. In addition to a plethora of fan blogs plotting who they would cast in the film version of the story, Outlander has also inspired a musical, and even a series of “Claire and Jamie” fan tours of Scotland.
If you are an Outlander fan, who do you envision playing the title characters of Claire and Jamie?