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Diana Gabaldon’s ‘Outlander’ headed for cable TV series! July 17, 2012

Posted by Diana McCabe in News.
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It’s true. We’re gonna get a cable TV series for OUTLANDER! Let the casting calls begin. OK — it’s a little too early for that but here’s what Diana Gabaldon posted on her Facebook page today:

WELL, ALRIGHTY, THEN…
Yes! It _is_ true; while final contracts aren’t yet signed, we do have a deal with Sony Pictures for development of a cable-TV (as in HBO, Netflix, Starz, Showtime, whatever…that kind of thing) series.

Want more deets? Deadline Hollywood reports that Ron Moore   — developer/executive producer of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA will write the series adaptation. Sony Pictures TV bought the rights. The project, according to Deadline Hollywood, will be taken to cable networks this week. The complete story from Deadline Hollywood is HERE.

Here’s what Ron Moore (@RonDMoore) and Diana Gabaldon (@Writer_DG ) are saying on their Twitter feeds about the deal:

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1. Diana McCabe - July 17, 2012

Well — how do you think this will turn out? Is Ron Moore the right writer? DG says on her Twitter feed that she will be a consultant and co-producer if the deal is completed. And — how long will it take them to do the first book …. and pick the cast!!!! Can you imagine!

d.

2. La Deetda Reads - July 18, 2012

Oh my-o-my!! what exciting news!! I don’t really know Moore’s work but just the thought of this finally getting on a screen….any screen…is so exciting! Diana, who do you see playing the main characters??
(I’m going to reblog your news with a link to you of course)

Diana McCabe - July 18, 2012

Boy — I am not sure who they will cast. If you go back on this blog, I have a ton of comments from previous posts about who should play which characters. It’s all over the place. I think they’re gonna have to go with an unknown for Jamie. Just google “jamie outlander” and click on images …. Lots of folks have listed their fave actors but they’re too old! (Post away! Thanks for the link back!)


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