Ron Moore’s Outlander Lands at Starz

Outlander Novel Cover“Battlestar Galactica” mastermind Ron Moore’s latest TV show, the time-travel fantasy “Outlander” has found itself a home with premium cable network Starz, home of “Spartacus” and, er, well, they’re really most famous for “Spartacus” right now, though to be fair the network’s got a ton of other shows on the way that could very well make it even more of a must-see destination.

But back to “Outlander”.

Moore is developing, writing, and will produce “Outlander”, based on the bestselling series of novels by Diana Gabaldon about a young lass name Claire, “a married WWII combat nurse, who mistakenly steps back in time to year 1743 where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world of adventure that sends her on the run and threatens her life. When Claire is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, it ignites a passionate affair that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.”

Talk about a complicated love life! Ahem.

Starz is really making a name for themselves with period action-adventure shows. Besides “Spartacus”, they have David Goyer’s “Da Vinci’s Demons” on the way, along with the Michael Bay-produced pirate show “Black Sails”, plus a show about Marco Polo.

Here’s the latest trailer for “Da Vinci’s Demons”. It’s a pretty good sampling of what the network offers in terms of content and budget:

Via : Deadline