Showcase in Canada has picked up local rights to Outlander, the forthcoming series based on Diana Gabaldon’s novels.
Commissioned by Starz in the US for a 16-episode season, the story follows a married combat nurse from 1945 who is swept back in time to 1743 where she strikes up a passionate affair with a young Scottish clan lord.
Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Minig & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television. The series is written by Ronald D Moore, who is also executive producer with Jim Kohlberg.
The cast includes Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies.
Outlander will air on Shaw Media-owned Showcase in 2014. Filming begins this autumn in Scotland.
Source: Shaw Media