Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D Moore to adapt Outlander series

News Louisa Mellor 7 Nov 2012 - 12:38

Starz has hired Ronald D Moore to pen their Outlander adaptation, one of many historical fiction projects in the channel’s pipeline…

In the run-up to his work on I, Robot 2, bearded sci-fi wonder Ronald D. Moore of Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek fame is to pen a TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling Outlander novels.

The Outlander series (known as Cross Stitch here in the UK) tells the story of a young WWII nurse who finds herself mysteriously transported back in time a couple of centuries whilst holidaying in Scotland. For the uninitiated, its lead characters are Jamie and Claire, a kind of Bella and Edward for eighteenth century Scottish historical fantasy if you like (but with the names of a nice couple you might encounter at a PTA meeting).

The series’ combination of action, romance and historical, fantasy, science fiction seems like a great match for Moore, who learned his trade writing for The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager, before heading up Carnivale and the deservedly popular Battlestar Galactica reboot.

Read our look-back at Ronald D. Moore’s Carnivale, here.

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