Starz has released the first trailer for “Outlander,” its much-anticipated drama adapted from Diana Gabaldon‘s popular novel of the same name.
The trailer was first viewed at a live event in Los Angeles for nearly 2,000 fans of the internationally best-selling book series. Gabaldon appeared alongside series executive producer Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”) and stars Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser, and Caitriona Balfe, who plays Claire Randall.
The epic adventure follows Claire (Balfe), a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.
In the past, her life is threatened and she’s forced to marry Jamie Fraser (Heughan), a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior. As a result, Claire becomes torn between her two lives.
“Romance is an element, but there’s nothing sappy about this story,” Balfe told TheWrap about the scope of the Starz series. “It’s really gritty, lots of action, lots of adventure. None of the female characters are weak.”
“Outlander” will debut on Starz this summer.
Watch the first trailer above.
And below, see the latest photo released of one of the most iconic scenes of the “Outlander” novels. Captain Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) delivers “Red Coat justice” to Jamie Fraser.