That’s right “Outties”…after we’ve just gotten all hot and bothered over Claire and Jamie’s wedding and with this week’s midseason finale looming…Starz has just announced that there will be a ‘wee bit’ of a mid-season break and our favorite Sassenach and gorgeous kilt-wearing Scot will NOT be back till NEXT Spring!! What?? How can they do this to us?
However tortuous this may seem to us fans…I suspect the long hiatus might be because they’ve yet to shoot the ‘back 9’. I don’t know…I’m just guessing. Either way Outlander is coming back in a big way next Spring…and I can’t wait because like the millions of viewers that tuned in for “The Wedding”…I’m hooked!
Approximately 3.8 million viewers tuned in for the series highly-anticipated seventh episode, titled “The Wedding,” to finally witness the beloved characters Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) become man and wife in 18th century Scotland.
The critically – acclaimed series adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) has already been picked up for a second season.
The “Outlander” series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one epic tale. It follows Claire Randall as she navigates the hidden dangers of 18th century Scotland, an unknown world where her freedom and very life are at risk. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
The mid-season finale this Saturday, September 27th at 9pm ET/PT finds Frank (Tobias Menzies) desperately searching for his missing wife, while Claire tries to come to terms with her new marriage to Jamie. Claire is faced with an emotional quandary as a life-altering opportunity presents itself.
Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book series has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, and six of the books have graced the New York Times best-seller list.“Outlander” is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.
“Outlander” will return with the remaining eight episodes from season one on Saturday, April 4th, 2015.
Lady Anglophile…wearing my tartan til then.