Fans of time travel and Scottish romance rejoice! "Outlander," the new series based on the historical romance novels of Diana Gabaldon, has been renewed for a second season by Starz.
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The 16-episode first season will adapt the first book in Gabaldon's eight-book (so far) series, "Outlander." The second season is expected to have at least 13 episode and adapt the second book, "Dragonfly in Amber."
The series seems to have also captured a fair amount of attention in social media, a key indicator for the life or death of a cable series these days. The show was the top ranked in Nielsen ratings for Twitter conversation about TV shows on the day it premiered.
For a book series that's sold more than 20 million copies, it's not surprising that a well-done adaptation is drawing longtime and new fans.
The series is about an English World War II nurse (Caitriona Balfe) who mysteriously time travels back to 18th century Scotland and encounters not just her husband's not-so-nice ancestor, but a hunky Scottish warrior (Sam Heughan). She finds herself torn between the hunky Scottish guy in the past and nice-guy husband (
The series is filmed on location in Scotland.