Starz announced today that production has started on Outlander: Blood of My Blood, the prequel series to Outlander.
Production is underway on Outlander: Blood of My Blood, the highly-anticipated prequel series to Outlander, the hugely-popular time-traveling drama based on Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling “Outlander” novels. As with the flagship series, the ten-episode season of Blood of My Blood will be filmed in Scotland.
The announcement also confirmed the casting of four key roles in the series, with Harriet Slater (Pennyworth, Belgravia: The Next Chapter), Jamie Roy (Condor’s Nest, Flowers and Honey), Hermione Corfield (The Road Dance, We Hunt Together), and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) leading the cast.
Outlander: Blood of My Blood will explore the lives and relationship of Jamie’s parents, Ellen MacKenzie (Slater) and Brian Fraser (Roy), as well as the origin story of Claire’s parents, Julia Moriston (Corfield) and Henry Beauchamp (Irvine). The series will center on these two parallel love stories set in two different time periods, with Jamie’s parents in the early 18th-century Scottish Highlands and Claire’s parents in England during World War I.
Said Matthew B. Roberts, showrunner, executive producer and writer on both Outlander and Outlander: Blood of My Blood:
“We’re thrilled to be telling the stories of these two couples. The origins of their relationships explore universal themes that transcend time periods and we’re so excited for fans to discover and fall in love with these characters and their love stories the way they have with Claire and Jamie.”
Outlander, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this summer, will return with the back eight episodes of Season 7 later this year, and has been confirmed for a ten-episode eighth season, which will begin production shortly in Scotland.
In addition to Roberts, Ronald D. Moore will also executive produce Outlander: Blood of My Blood, along with Maril Davis. Moore and Davis developed Outlander for television, under their production banner Tall Ship Productions. Story Mining & Supply Company will also executive produce, and Diana Gabaldon will serve as a consulting producer. Outlander: Blood of My Blood is produced by Sony Pictures Television. The series will be available across all Starz platforms in the U.S. and Canada.
Stay tuned for updates.
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