The premiere of the upcoming Outlander series is something that’s been flying beneath the radar for the most part, despite the famous names involved in the project. This 18th-century Scottish time travel/historical/fantasy series is based on a series of books by Diana Gabaldon and is being put together by none-other-than Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Helix). And though the series is still filming and has a few months yet before it hits the small screen, we now get a look at the first trailer. Check it out below and see what you think.
I’m not sold on the show, but the folks in marketing certainly did a good job with the trailer. Hopefully we’ll see more on this and it will turn out to be a little more than just a goofy love-triangle romance with a Scottish theme to it. Then again, maybe not…
Here’s the official synopsis, just in case you feel like reading some more:
The “Outlander” series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one epic tale. The series, adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”), is currently filming on location in Scotland and is set to premiere on STARZ this Summer. It follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945, who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. Upon her arrival, she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. But when she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited. Now, Claire’s heart is torn between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
If it looks good to you, check out the series when it hits the STARZ sometime this summer.