In Outlander Cast: An Outlander Podcast, Mary & Blake review and analyze Outlander – a historical drama television series based on the ongoing novel series of the same name by Diana Gabaldon.
Developed by Ronald D. Moore, the show premiered on August 9, 2014, on Starz. It stars Caitríona Balfe as Claire Randall, a married former Second World War military nurse in Scotland who, in 1945, finds herself transported back in time to 1743. There she encounters, falls in love with, and marries a dashing Highland warrior named Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a Tacksman of Gabaldon’s fictionalized version of Clan Fraser of Lovat, and becomes embroiled in the Jacobite rising.
The 16-episode first season of the television series (released as two half-seasons) is based on the first novel in the series, Outlander (known as Cross Stitch in the United Kingdom). The second season of 13 episodes, based on Dragonfly in Amber, aired from April to July 2016. The 13-episode third season, based on Voyager, aired from September to December 2017. The 13-episode fourth season, based on Drums of Autumn, aired from November 2018 to January 2019. The fifth season of 12 episodes, based on The Fiery Cross, aired from February to May 2020.
The series has been renewed for an 8-episode sixth season and a 16-episode seventh season to be based on A Breath of Snow and Ashes and An Echo in the Bone, respectively.
In this podcast, you will dive into 1743 Scottish Highlands with Mary & Blake in a completely spoiler-free fashion. Mary has read the books while Blake is only a show watcher. We discuss, analyze, interpret and even criticize all things related to the show and include as much listener feedback as possible. Be on the look out our favorite moments of the show and also the insanely popular “Outlandish Theory of the Week.” While in season, it is a weekly show. Out of season, it is primarily produced on a monthly basis.