Wednesday, 18 July 2012

NEWS! Outlander Is Being Made Into A Series!

When I first started this blog I was quite happy to call it "The Outlander Movie" but the title is now a little redundant after the amazingly exciting news released yesterday! It's been a while since we have had any official word on seeing Outlander on our TV screens but it seems that plans are afoot to create a TV mini series!  Sony Pictures (I'm sure you've heard of them) along with Ron Moore and working on what we have all been waiting for! 

Ron Moore is the man behind Battlestar Galactia and he's worked on Roswell and Caprica so he has plenty of experience.  I was a little worried that most of his previous work was very sci-fi based and there was the chance of having far too much emphasis on the time travel mumbo jumbo but my mind has since been put to rest.  The great news is that Ron Moore has been a big Outlander fan for many years and has read and loved all the books. His recent tweet on the subject read: 

Big fan of @Writer_DG's Outlander books for many years, excited for the opportunity to do a FAITHFUL interpretation 

He has also spent the weekend visiting Diana to discuss the stories so he seems very dedicated!  I'm really pleased with this news and have great expectations of Ron Moore bringing Outlander to life on the screen as well as in our minds!

8 comments:

Kate said...

What exciting news!

Tommi said...

Wow, almost at the end of book six and finally googling whether a movie or TV series is in the works, I stumble upon this - two days after you posted it. What a coincidence, and definitely excellent news!

Kimberly Williams said...

So excited about this. I'm re-reading the books for the third time. Love Love Love them. This will be fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

Yea ---- I'm 1/2 thru book six & am totally into this series. Will definately been anxiously awaiting the movie/TV series!!! :)

Becky Knutson said...

This is SO awesome! I would vote for HBO as it has the capacity to do it really well and to let the stories be fully told. They are passionate and so should their portrayal be. That is SO great! I read the entire Outlander Series starting with all the books available in 2007. Which would have been the first 5 books. I had been drawn into the stories so completely my family started telling me I was talking differently! Anyway, when I had completed those 5 books, I missed Clare and Jamie so much I reread all of them again, followed by Breath of Snow and Ashes and Echo after they were avail. Of course I am eagerly anticipating Written in My Own Heart's Blood. And, yes, I do have a life outside of books! People REALLY love these books!
I think a series has more potential to do Outlander justice much more than just a movie would as long as the series is just of Outlander(book 1). One season for each book would be what most fans would hope for. If they are well casted and directed even those that haven't read the books will quickly become engaged. Congratulations! Thank you so much Diana, for providing me MANY hours of enjoyment!

Becky Knutson

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am on the Voyager novel on my Kindle. I just love Diana's writing. You feel like you are there and it doesn't get boring. Hope to see the series soon.

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! I love love love her Outlander series and I cannot wait to see her imagination come to the screen! As far as I'm concerned, there hasn't been stories like these written since LOTR. I love her writing, her scenery and her vivid imagination. I just hope that Mr. Moore can live up to my imagination as well!

Anonymous said...

I am very excited about the possibility of seeing the series online. But until the actual filming of the scenes takes place I won't get my hopes up. There are too many projects that started with much enthusiasm but never saw completion.