Ever since Sam Heughan was cast as Jamie Fraser in the Starz series Outlander, fans of Diana Gabaldon's novels have been wondering what the actor will look like in character. Today, the network reveals the first photo from the Scotland set, just a few weeks after production began. Stay tuned for more images as shooting continues on this fantasy series.
FOR THE BEST FANS IN THE WORLD. Here's what your wee hearts have desired. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser. pic.twitter.com/85wAxMVhCC— Outlander (@Outlander_Starz) October 25, 2013
In Outlander, Jamie Fraser strikes up a passionate affair with Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. Armed with sheer grit and enduring strength, he is a strapping young Scottish clan lord with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humor. He is intelligent, principled, and, by 18th century standards, educated and worldly, with a tenderness and compassion that stands out in contrast to his contemporaries. A natural leader of men, he has no political ambitions or desire for battlefield glories. Instead, he wishes to remove the price on his head and return to his family's ancestral farm.
The series adaptation for Outlander will be written by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation). Ronald D. Moore and Jim Kohlberg are executive producers of Outlander, which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.