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Starz has announced that it is in development on the highly-anticipated prequel to its worldwide hit series Outlander, which will be titled Outlander: Blood of My Blood.

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Outlander: Blood of My Blood will follow the love story of Jamie Fraser’s parents.

Matthew B. Roberts is writing Outlander: Blood of My Blood and will serve as showrunner and executive producer. He is also the showrunner and executive producer for Outlander, which is currently in production on its seventh season. In addition to Roberts, Maril Davis will also executive produce the prequel along with Ronald D. Moore, who developed Outlander for television, under their production banner Tall Ship Productions. Story Mining & Supply Company will also executive produce with Outlander author Diana Gabaldon serving as a consulting producer.

Said Kathryn Busby, President, Original Programming at Starz:

Outlander is a riveting show that from season to season has captured the hearts of its fans around the world. We are excited to peel back the layers of this vibrant world to bring our audience the origin of where it all began. Matthew, Maril and Ronald will continue to bring their excellent vision and creativity to this new iteration, and we can’t wait to see what happens next.”

The writers’ room is underway on the drama. The series will be available across Starz’s international footprint on Starz in Canada and Starzplay in Europe, Latin America, and Brazil.

Outlander: Blood of My Blood will be produced by Sony Pictures Television. Karen Bailey, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, will oversee the prequel on behalf of Starz.

The Outlander television series is inspired by Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, which have sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, with all nine of the books gracing The New York Times best-seller list. The TV series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance, and adventure in one amazing tale.

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Outlander: Blood of My Blood: Starz Developing Outlander Prequel Series
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