Starz Orders 16 Episodes Of Time-Travel Saga From BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Mastermind Ronald D. Moore And DEEP SPACE NINE Showrunner Ira Steven Behr!!
Deadline Hollywood reports that Starz has ordered 16 episodes of “Outlander,” a new series overseen by 21st century “Battlestar Galactica” mastermind Ronald D. Moore.
It’s based on Diana Galbaldon’s novels about a World War II combat nurse who finds herself unexpectedly transported to the Scottish Highlands of 1743, where she’s forced to marry a fierce and gallant Scottish warrior.
Galbaldon herself appears to have confirmed the series order at Book Expo America 2013.
In April recruited Ira Steven Behr, his old boss at “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” to shore up the writers’ room for the not-yet-greenlit “Outlander” series. Behr’s other credits include “The 4400,” “Alphas,” “Dark Angel” and the 2002 version of “The Twilight Zone.”
Other writers working on the project include Toni Graphia (who worked with Moore on “Galactica,” “Roswell,” and “Carnivale”), Matthew Roberts (who worked with Moore on “Caprica”) and Anne Kenney (“L.A. Law,” “Greek,” “Switched At Birth”).
Moore, undaunted by his participation in stalled TV projects as “Dragonriders of Pern,” “Virtuality,” “17th Precinct,” “The McCulloch” and “The Wild Wild West,” began pitching “Outlander” to an array of channels last summer.
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