This blog may have a few small spoilers about the up coming show, so if you don’t want to know, don’t read!!!
You have been warned.
Time to crank up my excitement level a notch!
Back in October my Dish of the Week number 49 was James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser.
There’s a mouthful!!
He is a character in a set of books by Diana Gabalden.
The Outlander Series.
Anyway, I had just found out that they are making these books into a TV series that could potentially be more successful than Game of Thrones and as sumptuous as The Tudors.
The books are told from the viewpoint of a heroin, Claire Randall and starts in post second world war Scotland but quickly lands our heroin in the Scottish Highlands in 1743.
This is an amazing set of books and I’ve only read the first 4!
I also stated ‘Expect me to get very excited as this series looms nearer’
Well….. here goes!!!! because today I saw the first trailer for the series.
Entertainment Weekly has posted an interview with the principle stars, Director and the author that states……
Showrunner Ron Moore pitched Gabaldon on a different opening, the author revealed at the show’s Television Critics Association press tour panel in Pasadena. Gabaldon said the show will open with Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) during World War II. The show will open with a two-minute prologue set in a field hospital with Claire “in her element” as a wartime nurse. “You need to appreciate her immediately,” Gabaldon recalled Moore pitching. “It shows her being the competent and resilient person that she is.”
Another critic asked if a pivotal scene from the book where Claire is harshly physically punished by her lover Jamie (Sam Heughan) will be seen.
“It’s in the book and it’s in the show,” said Moore, who wore a kilt to the panel. “It’s certainly an explosive scene. It hasn’t been shot yet, it’s down the road a bit. It’s a shocking moment, but its an important part of the development of the characters and we’re going to go for it.”
A critic referred to the scene as Jamie “beating the crap” out of Claire, and Gabaldon clarified: “He spanks her bottom with his sword belt and she doesn’t like it.” Moore then added: “Everybody was in mortal danger due to something she did specifically — in Jamie’s world, there’s a cost to that.”
OMG!! They’re going for it!
That scene is going to be a killer to watch.
Judging by this photo, it looks like they are going to show the books in every single detail.
Don’t know If I’m going to want to see Randall beating the crap out of Jamie!!
I can’t wait to see this show!!
Apart from ‘Summer’ I have no idea when it’s going to air.
As soon as I know I’ll let you know.