Big News from Diana!

Thanks to Nicole S. on Compuserve for passing on some Big News from Diana Gabaldon's event at Book Expo America in New York earlier today:
She said she....signed the contract to the TV series last night, they'll probably start filming in September this year (no, she hasn't any idea who will be cast <g>) and the pilot will probably air in spring 2014.
WOW!!  For those of you who don't know, what Diana is referring to is an OUTLANDER TV series on the STARZ cable channel.

According to this site, there will be a total of 16 episodes.

Nicole also shared Diana's brief update on WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD:
Diana said she'll finish writing MOBY this year (probably around September) and chances are good that it will hit the shelves in December.
That's excellent news!  So the December 10 publication date showing on Amazon and elsewhere might be the real date after all! <vbg>

[UPDATE 6/2/2013 7:50 am:  If you want to see the video of Diana Gabaldon's appearance at BEA where she made the big announcement, look here.

[UPDATE 6/2/2013 9:06 am: Diana posted the following comment on her FB page this morning:
All I've been told is that they do plan 16 episodes (spread over two seasons), they _hope_ to start filming around September, and (_if_ everything goes well with the production), it _might_ air in the spring. Good luck to 'em!
I have no additional information, but if I hear anything more about the TV series, I will certainly post it here!


Unknown said...

Woo hoo!

Jan said...

Very exciting news indeed.

Anonymous said...

Not sure how I feel about this.

celia said...

So excited!!!!

Anonymous said...

Okay, the timing of this was just fey! I just got done reading the article from last fall about a possible series! I am so excited!

redzsm said...

SQUEEEE! Too excited for words!

-Selena Mc

Unknown said...

i guess i won't be able to watch the series in austria :(

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Lilli said...

I may be an exception but I do not wish the series to be filmed. I rather imagine everything my head. And I am sure, the Jamie and Claire choosen to the roles do not "fit" as I think they look alike.

stdpudel said...

Please let Diana not rush the book into print so the editors and she have time to do their thing well.

MaryFaithPeace said...

Between this and the release of MOBY, I'm set!

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