Starz has just closed a deal to develop a series based on Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander, and they’ve got Ron Moore on board to write it. We call that a win.
As the executive producer of Battlestar Galactica, Moore can certainly bring the drama and strong character stories to the fantasy adventure. From Deadline, the gist of the story is:
Outlander spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure. It follows Claire, a married WWII combat nurse, who mistakenly steps back in time to year 1743 where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world of adventure that sends her on the run and threatens her life. When Claire is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, it ignites a passionate affair that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
I am practically drooling at the thought of this novel coming to life on screen, and given the success of Game of Thrones I don’t think Starz could pick a better time to pursue it.