Starz began production of the first season of Outlander: Blood of My Blood. The series is a prequel that dives into the origin stories of Claire and Jamie’s parents from the popular time-traveling drama Outlander.
The first season of Outlander: Blood of My Blood will consist of ten episodes filmed in Scotland. The series will explore the lives and relationships of Claire’s parents, Julia Moriston and Henry Beauchamp, in England during WWI. Their story parallels the tale of Jamie’s parents, Ellen MacKenzie and Brian Fraser, in the early 18th century in the Scottish Highlands.
“We’re thrilled to be telling the stories of these two couples,” said Matthew B. Roberts, who serves as showrunner, executive producer, and writer on the series, and ran the show on the original series. “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 James.”
Ronald D. Moore is also an executive producer along with Maril Davis. They developed the series for television through their company, Tall Ship Productions. The series will star Harriet Slater (Penny Worth, 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, Mama Mia! Here We Go Again).
Outlander: Blood of My Blood will be available on all Starz platforms in the U.S. and Canada.
Outlander debuted on August 9, 2014, and was a hit with global audiences for its unique blend of history, science fiction, romance, and adventure. The series follows Claire Randall, played by Caitriona Balfe, a former WWI nurse in Scotland in 1945. She is transported back to 1743, where she marries a Highland warrior named Jamie Fraser, played by Sam Heughan.
It will celebrate its 10th anniversary this summer with back-to-back airings of its seventh season. The series has been confirmed for a ten-episode eighth and final season, which will also begin production soon in Scotland and is anticipated to come out in 2025. Part two of the current seventh season will also air sometime in 2024.
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