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


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

Sex was our bridge back to one another. The one place where we always met. Whatever obstacles presented themselves during the day or night, we could seek out and find each other again in bed. As long as we had that, I had faith that everything would work out.

Claire voiceover about Frank