Sony Pictures TV leaked that they are working on an Outlander series for cable TV. Ronald Moore, responsible for the reimagined Battlestar Galactica (BSG) along with the cable show Carnivale, is involved with the project and is consulting with the book’s author. The option on the Outlander books was purchased by Essential Entertainment a while ago.

Based on the epic novel of the same name, Outlander is the first in the series of seven books by Diana Gabaldon. The story follows British Army nurse, Claire Randall, who accidentally time-travels from 1945 back to 18th century Scotland and meets highlander James “Jamie” Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser.

Sony Pictures TV is currently pitching the series to cable TV channels in an effort to find one interested in developing. The success of Game of Thrones, The Tudors and Spartacus makes a match with HBO, Showtime or Starz likely the best to flesh out the series. Like Game of Thrones, Outlander comes with its own fan base. Except for the time travel, the books are very much in line with quasi-historical shows like The Tudors and Spartacus.

Now the long wait to see if Moore can turn a beloved book series into a viable cable show without the networks interfering much.

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Sony Pictures TV leaked that they are working on an Outlander series for cable TV. Ronald Moore, responsible for the reimagined Battlestar Galactica (BSG) along with the cable show Carnivale, is involved with the project and is consulting with the book's author. The option on the Outlander books was...