this article from the Scotland Herald about the upcoming production of Outlander being filmed in the old, deserted "Isola" plant in Cumbernauld, Scotland. It describes Claire as a "20th-centry nurse who goes back to the 18th century" and Jamie as a "Scottish swashbuckling Jacobite."
Wowwers. Seriously puts it into perspective, does it not? For years, I've dreamed of watching the Outlander series on the big screen. Or a little screen. Any screen would do. And now that I'm seeing that dream become a reality, I'm...well...scared as hell! LOL Dinna get me wrong, I've been so excited about this since I first heard Ron Moore would be the mastermind behind the screenplay. And I've pretty much eaten, slept and breathed "Claire Watch" since we found out Sam Heughan would be playing Jamie.
I even took my phone to Tracey's tonight (and she said "Hello? It's Sunday! They won't announce anything tonight!") But I couldna help it. I am way too emotionally invested at this point.
There's no turning back now. And it's deliciously terrifying!
I suppose I'm somewhat of a seasoned Outlander fan, having written a blog about the series for almost 4 years. (Although I am not worthy of those who have been fans for 20 plus years!) In addition, I've waxed on with my sister (and Outlander mentor), Tracey, via video...I've posted daily on MOP Facebook for months...and I've been lucky enough to meet some of you amazing fellow-readers - all in the name of Jamie Fraser. So I still find it so incredibly interesting when I think of Jamie and Claire, and something totally new about one of them pops into my head. Today, when I was reading this Herald article, I found myself wondering what Jamie would think of all this brouhaha surrounding the Outlander series on Starz...and being called a "swashbuckling Jacobite". I pretty much came to the conclusion he would Mmmmfffpppphhhhh the hell out of it...and say there was much more important work to be done.
But clearly there is nothing more important at this point, as far as adaptations go! I canna WAIT to see the reactions of not only my fellow OutFANders, but also the rest of the world who will tune in to Starz in April.
So to that "Scottish swashbuckling Jacobite", Jamie Fraser, I proudly say:
Je Suis Prest!