Starz Orders ‘Outlander’ To Series

Net Orders 16 Episodes of Drama from Ronald D. Moore

Starz has greenlit Outlander, a new drama series from Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ronald D. Moore to premiere in 2014, the network announced Tuesday.

Outlander, from Sony Pictures Television, is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling books about Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously sent back in time to 1743 and forced to marry a young Scottish warrior. Starz has ordered 16 episodes of the series to begin filming in Scotland this fall.

Moore will pen the series and executive-produce with Jim Kohlberg. Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company and Left Bank Productions in association with SPT.

The series will join Starz’ other recent pickup, the nightclub drama Power from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson on its 2014 slate.