That sound you’re hearing is the collective sigh of millions of Outlander fans, having achieve superior mental orgasms due to the following announcement:Sony Pictures TV has closed a deal for the rights to Outlander, Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling fantasy/romance/adventure series of books. Battlestar Galactica developer/executive producer Ron Moore will write the series adaptation, with Jim Kohlberg’s Story Mining and Supply Co producing. The project will be taken to cable networks this week.
Not only does this thrill my inner Outlander fan, but also… Ron Moore! Battlestar Galactica! One of my all-time favorite TV series mentioned in the same breath as one of my all-time favorite books!
My head is spinning over the potential awesomeness of the entire thing.
But can you imagine the casting nightmare this will be? Millions of women, madly in love with Jamie Fraser, have been arguing over their dream casting for years, possibly even decades. No matter who they pick, someone is going to be mighty pissed off. You do NOT want to mess with Jamie Fraser fantasies, that’s for sure.
Let’s hope some wise cable network (yoo-hoo, HBO? are you listening?) snaps this deal right up. The world needs men in kilts on TV, pronto!