As many of you know, the first season of the OUTLANDER TV series will consist of 16 episodes. Many of us had assumed that would mean 16 consecutive weeks (starting August 9th on STARZ in the US, August 24th on Showcase in Canada), but it turns out that may not actually be the case.
Diana Gabaldon was asked about this yesterday on Compuserve, and here's what she said:
They'd talked about showing the first eight episodes and then having "a brief hiatus" before showing the second eight, but that's the sum total of the information I have.I have no further details, but I'll post here as more information becomes available.
Also, check out the latest STARZ newsletter, all about Sam Heughan and his transformation into James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser! (Thanks to OUTLANDER TV News for posting it.)
For more about the OUTLANDER TV series, see my FAQ page here.