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Diana Gabaldon's Outlander to be a TV series

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Officershitty Wed 26-Jun-13 16:14:40

Anyone know this? been picked up by Sony and Starz. For anyone who likes these books, great news. Not sure how or when it will be broadcast in UK though. Hope they do a good job of it.

vole3 Wed 26-Jun-13 17:22:04

Who would they get to play Jamie / Claire? Could just imagine
David Tennant as Lord John Grey though........

Eskino Wed 26-Jun-13 17:26:34

Love these books! I can't help thinking a film or TV series won't live up to my expectations though. Claire is my hero. The Connie character from Casualty (?) would be my choice to play her. No idea about Jamie but I agree with vole that David tenant would be great as Lord John.

Officershitty Wed 26-Jun-13 18:49:21

Well it will always be Gerard Butler and Rachel Weisz (sp?) for me though I think they're now too famous / too old sad

vole3 Wed 26-Jun-13 23:22:49

Guess they could get 'Amy Pond' actress to play Brianna

Eskino Thu 27-Jun-13 09:41:14

I think Gerard Butler is a bit thuggish to play Jamie although he's the obvious choice.

Sunnymeg Tue 02-Jul-13 17:24:13

Rumour is Jamie could be played by Richard Madden, also known as Robb Stark. Personally I think Hayley Attwell would make a good Claire.

Sunnymeg Sat 06-Jul-13 20:54:43

Diana Gabaldon is posting on her Facebook page about Sam Heughan. She seems very keen for him to play Jamie. Personally I think whoever plays Claire will make or break this series!!

Arkina Mon 13-Jan-14 23:23:40

Love the cast choices so far. Just hope a UK picks it up

SaltyGoodness Tue 14-Jan-14 03:46:27

Ooh, it's true! Checking out the cast on IMDB

I'm deeply into the second book right now and loving it. Nice to see the actress playing Claire as TBH I never had a clear image of her in my mind.

In my mind Jamie Fraser was like a big muscly Toby Stephens grin

And is it wrong that I kind of fancy Jack Randall? He's a complete baaaastard and a filthy pervy one at that... why do I find that so attractive in fictional men??

Arkina Tue 14-Jan-14 22:50:52

Have you seen the pics of BJR flogging Jamie? He looks perfect for the part

SaltyGoodness Tue 14-Jan-14 23:26:38

Oh it's the bloke who played Brutus in the Rome TV series. Hmm... not bad... not nearly as Alan Rickmany as I'd hoped for a BJR but not bad, not bad at all.

Love reading books before seeing a film/tv version of them... that way I get to make up my own head version of how they look and then get someone else's casting version after that.

ElbowPrincess Wed 15-Jan-14 20:16:21

Watched the trailer and very excited about this! How far are they going - just Outlander/CrossStitch or further into the saga with Brianna etc?

Arkina Mon 03-Feb-14 02:56:08

Starz have more or less commited to book/season 2. After that itll be down to ratings

Jess03 Wed 19-Feb-14 19:24:57

Oh brilliant! Looking forward to that!

MrsCakesPremonition Wed 19-Feb-14 19:30:37

Very excited to see this - thanks for starting the thread.
Love the books - read loads of them but I'm not sure if I got to the end of the series, I'll have to double check.

MrsCakesPremonition Wed 19-Feb-14 19:32:45

OK - I've got two of the original series to go plus a new book to be published soon! Yeah!

fromparistoberlin Sat 01-Mar-14 20:11:19

i loved it, but...the kidnap/rape bit yukked me out , for that could not re-read

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