Rejoice, Caitriots and Heughligans! The “Outlander” trailer and three brand new photos from the Starz series are here.
After an online campaign by the network on Friday morning, asking fans to Tweet the tag #WhereIsClaire to unlock the trailer, the glimpse at the show dropped on Friday afternoon.
The new look at the series (based on Diana Gabaldon’s books) offered a peek at how the show is handling the romance of WWII nurse Claire Beauchamp Randall (played by Caitriona Balfe) and her first husband, historian Frank Randall (played by Tobias Menzies).
There were also plenty of new glimpses at Claire’s early encounters with Sam Heughan’s Jamie Fraser, the sexy Scottish Highlander she meets not long after she hears a ringing in her ears and is swept away from her holiday with her husband, and through the standing stone circle at Craig na Dun, ending up in 1743. As she tries to make sense of things, survive, and get home, Claire is continually thrown together with the hot Highlander, 200 years before her husband is even born.
“It’s an adventure, but it’s also a passionate love story,” Caitriona told Access Hollywood back in January.
At the Television Critics Association Winter Tour in January, “Outlander” Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”) explained why he loves his central character, Claire.
“I love that she’s smart. … She’s intelligent, she’s a smart character and everything comes from there,” he told Access. “Her strength comes from her intelligence, her humanity comes from it, just the fact that she can land in this time and she’s able to be smart enough to adapt and roll with it and she’s not walking around asking for the telephone. It’s just not one of those stupid time travel pieces. … She’s really smart, she’s really trying to hold it together, but she does have a mouth on her, and she gets in trouble periodically and I just think she’s a really interesting woman.”
Millions of copies of Diana’s books have been sold since the first in her series, “Outlander,” hit store shelves in 1991, but Sam told Access they have a great team behind the show from Starz and Sony Pictures Television, and that takes some of the pressure off of bringing the first book to TV.
“There’s a pressure to get it right, but I think with all the people on board this production, it’s really gonna shine,” he said.
“Outlander” will premiere on Starz this summer.
-- Jolie Lash