‘Outlander’ TV Series Premiere Month Probably Delayed

Remember when Diana Gabaldon said they were delaying the publication of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood to March 2014 to coincide with the release of the Starz series?  I think everyone has been going with that for the release month for the series, but considering filming has just started, it looks like a delay is to be expected.

Johanna heard Ron say something at NYCC in regards to the release date, but thought he had just misspoken.  Well, turns out he was right.  Here are words from Diana Gabaldon herself on the Compuserve forums. You can click on the image to make it larger.

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No spring release, but she heard summer, July, and August from different people.

The second post, I believe, was in response to someone asking if the release of her book would again be delayed at Random House, and she says probably not.

So, bummer all around, folks.  March is not that far away, but summer seems really far to me.  Oh, well.  This is show business, and Starz never did release an official premiere date.  I guess that means the Outlander fandom has time to grow even more, and time for other countries to hopefully pick up the series.

Source: Compuserve Forums

  • Guest

    Sarah, From Twitter: (where they were discussing THIS article)


    Tall Ship Prods @TallShipProds
    @dlblake61 Date not set yet.
    8:49 AM – 18 Oct 13

    Don’t give up hope! 🙂

  • Jane_one

    I hope this doesn’t effect the release date of the book. I think all that would accomplish is anger from the readers, which would backfire on the TV series and unfortunately, Diana Gabaldon, which is not fair but that won’t stop it from happening. It has already been over four years since the last book.

  • ermajo

    I think the book should be released in March anyway, regardless if the series has started. No one wants to miss either so I do not think the Publishers should keep moving the date.