What’s going on in the making of the new Outlander TV series from Starz? What’s the buzz?
Here is a (non-comprehensive!) look at the history and happenings of the STARZ OUTLANDER TV series, chosen mostly by my Webmistress, which features interesting highlights that you might have missed…
April and May, 2015
April and May have been very eventful in terms of news stories about the Outlander TV series! The second eight episodes of the first season, also called "Volume Two," began airing on April 4, and the entertainment news media exploded with lots of new articles. Here are some interesting ones, sorted into categories.
About the Set and Costumes:
The TV series is stunning visually, with Scotland itself playing a big role! Here are two slide shows online which also have revealing text from Jon Gary Steele and Terry Dresbach:
- ‘Outlander’: Sweating the Details to Make Lallybroch Feel Like Home, in Entertainment Weekly online (ew.com). Production designer Jon Gary Steele discusses the finer points of creating Jamie’s ancestral manor in 11 slides and images. Published on April 29, 2015.
- ‘Outlander’ Costume Designer Dishes on Those Dazzling Clothes, by Entertainment Weekly online (ew.com). Emmy winner Terry Dresbach reveals details about the styles in Starz’s Outlander series in eight slides and images. Published on April 2, 2015.
- ‘Outlander’ Introduces Jenny, Ian and Lallybroch, With One Key Change, by Terri Schwartz, for zap2it.com. So what is different about Lallybroch in the TV series and Lallybroch in the novels? Not much! Posted on April 25, 2015.
About Black Jack:
Some tasty articles about our favorite Outlander villain:
- Outlander’s Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies On That Black Jack Randall Reveal, by Alicia Lutes. An interview with the Outlander series stars which discusses the villain of the series. Posted on April 27, 2015.
- ‘Outlander’s’ Naked Black Jack: Tobias Menzies Confirms, ‘It’s All Me,’ by Terri Schwartz for zap2it.com. Tobias Menzies discusses Black Jack Randall’s revealing — and humiliating — moment. Posted on April 27, 2015.
Sex-Related Articles About Outlander:
- ‘Outlander’ Did Something Radical Again, by Maureen Ryan, for the Huffington Post’s Entertainment section (huffingtonpost.com). Maureen Ryan says she is "not keeping a penis count," yet she discusses the appearance of men’s members on-screen, and says "’Outlander’ just did something revolutionary. Again." in the episode titled "Lallybroch." Posted on April 27, 2015.
- "Outlander" Shows Full Male Nudity — and Laughs in the Face of Rape, by Sonia Saraiya, Television Critic for Salon.com. A discussion of Black Jack Randall’s behavior and sadism on the TV show, and Jenny’s reaction to him (Jamie’s sister). Published on Sunday, April 26, 2016.
- Outlander Is Back, and It Still Has the Best Sex on Television, by Lili Loofbourow for racked.com. Lili notes, "In Outlander, sex is sometimes meaningful. Often it isn’t. But it’s always hot, it’s always primarily interested in her pleasure, and it’s always taken seriously as story." Posted on April 3, 2015.
About Ron Moore, Executive Producer
- "’Outlander’ Returns April 4 With 8 New Episodes to Finish First Season," by Rick Bentley of the Fresno Bee. The Executive Producer of the series, Ron Moore, discusses volume two of season one and how he strives to stay true to the OUTLANDER series. He is a native of Chowchilla, California, near Fresno. Article published on April 1, 2015.
To read more selected news about the Outlander TV series from previous months, please click on the links at right under the Related heading. (Yes, there is a big gap between July, 2014 and now. The Webmistress was busy with other duties, and is working to backfill this.)
DVD and Blu-Ray: Season One, Vol. One
Currently, the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of first eight episodes of season one are available in stores and online in the U.S. and some other areas, and bears the title of "Season One, Volume One."
The second eight episodes will be released on a future date as Volume Two of Season One.
Where and How To Watch
When will the Outlander TV series debut in countries around the world? When will it be available online as streaming video?Is this information listed together anywhere?
Unfortunately, a comprehensive global list of when the OUTLANDER TV series will debut in different countries and areas is difficult, due to the complexities of bringing the series to numerous broadcast areas (which involves complex legal and other issues). For some of this information, check out my Where/How To Watch webpage.
If you have some information to share about the series in your broadcast area or country, such as what cable provider will carry it, you may share it with my Webmistress. Thanks!
Links – Outlander TV Series
- As I receive news and other information about the TV series, I share it here in my official webpages and in my blog.
- I am a very active user of social media. Just about every day, I post on my official facebook page and post on Twitter. (If you don’t use Facebook or Twitter, my Webmistress works to transfer a lot of my social media posts to these webpages, for those who don’t use Facebook or Twitter, but this takes time.)
- The Official Outlander TV series site on the STARZ network’s home pages regularly posts previews, updates, and other information and news.
- If you love social media, follow Starz’s posts about the Outlander TV series on the Starz Outlander FaceBook page.
Top photo: Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Catriona Balfe) in a tender scene from the STARZ OUTLANDER TV series. From STARZ.
Lower photo: Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore, left, and moi at an event on July 28, 2014, promoting the new TV series in New York. Released by Starpix. Photo: Amanda Schwab, AP.
This page is researched and maintained by Diana’s Webmistress with information from Diana, STARZ personnel, and others. The last update was made on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).