Outlander: Premiere Date Announced, Poster Released

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Starz has announced the premiere date for Outlander, a wildly anticipated drama based on a series of best-selling novels.

The show will kick off a 16-episode opening season on Saturday, August 9 at 9/8c.

The network has also unveiled the first official poster for the program. Check it out here: 

Outlander Poster

The key art depicts Caitriona Balfe as Claire, a married British combat nurse from 1945 who mysteriously goes back in time to 1743 Scotland.

Once there, she’s torn between her husband Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a Scottish warrior who comes to her rescue.

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Outlander Quotes

She asked forgiveness and I gave it, but the truth is I'd forgiven everything she'd done and everything she could do long before that day. For me, that was no choice, that was falling in love.


Sing me a song, of a lass that is gone.
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.

Theme song to Outlander