Fun Friday: An Outlander TV Show?!...Be Still My Jamie Loving Beating Heart :)

Friday, July 20

Have you heard the news?  It seems that Outlander by Diana Gabaldon might actually see the light of day on the small screen! WOO HOO!!!!!!!

Movie rights, were sold many moons ago and fans of the book have been teased more than once that it would actually be made into a movie.  I had misgivings about that, because I didn't think that a movie could really do the book(s) justice.  How do you compact an epic book, with such a complex plot and emotions in under three hours?  I didn't think it would be possible. And as much as what I wanted to see it on the big screen I also didn't want to be disappointed, so I was kinda glad that it hasn't ever happened.

Today, I finally had the opportunity to do a little blog hopping, and read a snippet at Dear Author that Outlander appears to be on it's way to become a cable show series via Sony Pictures TV, and I am absolutely 500% giddy with excitement about this!  A series show is the only way they can try to bring one of my most beloved books to life....and to put it on a cable network like Showtime, HBO, or the like means that it will be no holds barred from the sex to the scenes at Culloden, not to mention Black Jack Randall (the villain)... then Claire almost being burned at the stake as a witch.....practically gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.  Jamie Fraser is my all time number one perfect romance hero.  PERIOD.  END OF STORY.  

And if you haven't read the book(s) yet...I don't think we can be friends anymore, LOL.  Outlander is one of only a handful of books that I've read more than once, and one of the books in the series, is the only book that I've ever threw across the room in outrage and frustration, while reading it.  I've heard of people doing that, but I've never been as emotionally attached to the characters as I have been with this series to evoke that kind of reaction.  The first few books in the series....FANTASTIC....the last two or three have only been so-so for me, but I just can't give them up because it's Jame and Claire!

So now it comes down to this...who is Jamie and who is Claire?  Because I think this might actually happen.  WOO HOO again!!  Personally, I hope that they get two unknown actors that have no other associations to them, then the secondary characters can already be stars since the power that be will want that. 

Who would you cast in your perfect Outlander TV series?  The author, Diana Gabaldon, had an informal poll on Facebook earlier this year.  I've shared the albums on the Seductive Musings Facebook page if you'd like to see the men and women she offered as options, and of the choices who I liked for each role.  Feel free to leave links to your fav photos in the comments here so that we can all compare.  I can't wait to see what you think!   I also know that I will be adding a premium channel to my cable if & when it happens ;)

p.s. Dear Santa, I would love love love to have the 20th Anniversary edition of this book even though I already own like 4 copies of this book :)  Hey, a girl can never have too much Jamie!

A Happy Friday indeed!

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Lexi H July 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM  

I was surprised when I heard. But glad it was not a movie, I agree with you that there is simply too much story to fit into a movie. I am nervous to see who will be cast as has to be perfect! Ah the agony of waiting to find out who!

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