Diana Gabaldon dropped a hint on Compuserve today about her planned visit to the set of the OUTLANDER TV series, currently scheduled for February 2014:
"[The] oath-taking is the specific scene they wanted me to be there for--being filmed in February."Diana has mentioned before that the producers have asked her to do a cameo appearance on the show, but this is the first indication we've had of which episode that might be.
The oath-taking sounds like an unforgettable scene to see first-hand, with all those Highlanders in full regalia (just imagine the costumes!) and Jamie's very dramatic part in the proceedings. In fact, it's one of the scenes I'm looking forward to the most.
Now I'm wondering if maybe Diana will do a cameo as one of the women watching the oath-taking from the gallery above the hall, along with Claire?
The gallery was lit by pine torches, brilliant flares that rose straight up in their sockets, outlined in black by the soot their predecessors had left on the walls. Several faces turned, blinking, to look at me as I came out of the hangings at the back of the gallery; from the looks of it, all the women of the castle were up here. I recognized the girl Laoghaire, Magdalen and some of the other women I had met in the kitchens, and, of course, the stout form of Mrs. FitzGibbons, in a position of honor near the balustrade.Wouldn't that be amazing to watch in person?
Seeing me, she beckoned in a friendly manner, and the women squeezed against each other to let me pass. When I reached the front, I could see the whole Hall spread out beneath.
(From OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 10, "The Oath-Taking". Copyright© 1991 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)