Outlander may often be characterized as an epic adventure series spanning centuries, but at the heart of the narrative is something quite simple: the love story of two people thrown together in an effort to survive.
"Here's this couple that does fall in love through a set of circumstances, but they remain devoted to one another," executive producer Ronald D. Moore tells TVGuide.com. "It becomes a story of a one-on-one relationship that lasts a very long time, which is unusual and interesting to play in a television series where it's usually about who's sleeping with who and will they or wont they. This is just about these two people who have this fundamental commitment to each other."
Set in the middle of the rolling hills of Scotland, just outside the city of Glasgow, is an unassuming, signless gate. Enter and you'll find yourself following a short driveway that leads to one of the most expansive — and impressive — TV sets and stages. Welcome to the world of Outlander.
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The second half of Outlander's first season will resume on April 4, the network announced on Thursday.
Based on the popular book series by Diana Gabaldon, the series stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall, a married combat nurse in 1945 who's swept back in time to 1743. A suspected spy, Claire is forced to marry the handsome Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and from there, a passionate love story is ignited as Claire is torn between the two worlds — and two men.
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