Sony Pictures TV Closes Deal on ‘Outlander’ Series of Books

Outlander, the best-selling fantasy/romance/adventure series of books, by Diana Gabaldon has been picked up by Sony Pictures TV as a series. And guess who will adapt the books to series: Ron Moore, the man behind the reboot of the 70’s classic series ‘Battlestar Galactica’.

The book series starts in 1945, following Claire, a married World War II combat nurse who accidentally steps back in time to the Scottish Highlands of 1743. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that send her on the run and threaten her life, forcing her to marry Jamie, a gallant and passionate young Scots warrior, igniting a passionate love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

According to Deadline, the seven-book series has sold over 20 million copies with an eighth novel set to come out next year.

Currently the project is being shipped around to cable networks, but it is too soon to know where (or if) it will land anywhere; but fans of the book series can certainly be anticipatory about this adaptation.