Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe

Starz has set a premiere date for its new time-travel drama Outlander. The 16-episode first season, which is currently being filmed on location in Scotland, will bow on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9/8c.

VIDEO: Watch the trailer for Starz's new series Outlander

Adapted from Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling books and executive-produced by Ronald D. Moore, the series tells the story of Claire (Caitriona Balfe), a married British combat nurse from 1945 who mysteriously falls back in time to 1743 Scotland. There, she is torn between her husband Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a Scottish warrior who comes to her rescue.

Starz also released key art for the new show. Check it out below.

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