With production now underway, in Scotland, on Starz’s Outlander, the cabler has released a first photo of Scotsman Sam Heughan in character as Jamie Fraser.
Adapted by Battlestar Galactica‘s Ronald D. Moore from Diana Gabaldon’s series of international bestsellers, Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall (played by Irish actress Caitriona Balfe), a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Other casting includes Game of Thrones alum Tobias Menzies as British baddie Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall, The Borgias’ Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan, a Scotswoman who dabbles in the black arts and befriends Claire, and James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Rev. Wakefield, a historian of sorts who interacts with Claire and her husband Frank in the 1940s.
Outlander will premiere sometime in 2014.