Outlander Comes Home

The US hit series, and winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award for Favourite Cable Sci Fi/Fantasy TV Show is coming to the country that inspired it.

New fantasy series, Outlander, is based on the historical novels by Diana Gabaldon, and has proved a big hit across the Atlantic.

The heroine of the series, Claire Randall, visits a circle of standing stones just outside Inverness and through them journeys back in time to the 18th century.

The series was filmed in Scotland, and viewers can spot local landmarks as they would have looked in the 1700s.

Set upon by redcoats, and rescued by a rugged, kilted Scotsman named Jamie Fraser, English Claire finds herself in an alien world, both beautiful and barbaric. She stumbles into the beginnings of a Jacobite rebellion, and realises with horror that the famous Battle of Culloden, where many of her rescuers will likely perish, is only a few years away.

Outlander was filmed in Scotland, and viewers can spot local landmarks, re-imagined as they would have been in the 1700s: Doune Castle stars as Castle Leoch, Falkland features as 18th century Inverness, and the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore even makes an appearance as the Scottish crofts where Jamie and Claire seek shelter in the very first episode.

Jay Marine is the Vice President of Amazon Instant Video in the EU and he’s thrilled to be bringing the hit show to the UK:

“Filmed in Scotland and already hugely popular stateside, we can’t wait to bring the show and its stellar cast of breakthrough British talent to the UK where we know there is a huge fan following already.”

Eight episodes of the series are being released on Amazon Prime on March 26, with future episodes launching weekly from Sunday, April 5.

Have a look through our gallery on the right to get a flavour of Outlander or click here to read more about the show – and what it could mean for Scotland.