Exclusive: Caitriona Balfe & Sam Heughan Discuss ‘Outlander’ Coming to Amazon Prime UK


at the Amazon Prime London Premiere of Outlander

It is always an exciting time to be an Outlander fan, but with the midseason premiere fast approaching and the show’s debut on Amazon Prime UK later this week, the Droughtlander period is coming to an end. Outlander TV News was lucky enough to be included in a phone interview with stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan earlier today, along with a small selection of other sites. The pair covered numerous topics, ranging from their experience filming in the Highlands to the most rewarding part of playing their respective characters and which of the sixteen episodes from season one is their favorite.

Below is our portion of the interview, which touches on the series finally coming to UK audiences with Amazon Prime. The rest of the interview, which features questions from Outlander Podcast, Outlandish UK, and more, will be available tomorrow.

Outlander TV News: Since Outlander is finally coming to UK fans via Amazon Prime this week, is there any trepidation or is it just excitement about the response to the show, particularly because in a sense you are bringing it home?

Caitriona Balfe: I think we are just really excited. It felt a little strange that Outlander didn’t have a home here for so long. We’ve obviously worked so hard on this show and we’ve got such an incredible British cast and our crew is fantastic. We wanted to be able to show it in its own country, so now that we can it feels really, really exciting.

Sam Heughan: We’ve talked about it before, but Scotland is definitely a huge part of the show and for people to be able to watch it is terrific. I think, and hope the rest of the UK really enjoys it.

Source: Outlander TV News

  • von

    Desperately wanted to be at London Premiere but publicity of event was sparse & for me too late to organise a trip. Really hope we get to see some clips and interviews from the evening soon
    . Amazon do not seem bothered about getting the viewers this wonderful series deserves. I only hope that devoted fans such as I; have done enough to get the series noticed here in the U.K.
    The books are wonderful and have stood the test of time and the series has been so carefully produced to compliment and empathise with the books so closely; that it would be a travesty for the series to fade from our screens because it is not on mainstream T.V. here or been getting the publicity that has been afforded to it elsewhere in the world.
    Look up any web site about Outlander and it becomes obvious just how big this series and the fan following is all over the world. The U.K. have been the last to obtain this series and yet it is being filmed in Scotland and has an almost entire cast of British actors and home grown talent. Some very recognizable stars and some emerging new talent that add pure quality to the show.
    This is drama at it’s best but not for the faint hearted as will be noticed when the second part of series one is aired. The drama keeps coming after that.
    A must see.

    • Sabrina Cox

      Amazon Prime have said they will be posting up the Q&A from the premier for fans. There’s lots via social media from them, promoting as best as they can and it’s now up on the main Prime page so anyone visiting is going to see it. I think a lot of viewers are going to come to this via word of mouth. I know I’ve been telling friends about it. I agree it is a shame a main channel did not claim it, but on the upside, we haven’t got a huge wait between part one and two of the season. Waiting for Channel 5 to show Person of Interest is painful! Lets hope it finds that audience and flies high.

      • von

        Thanks for the info Sabrina I appreciate the quick response
        . So now lets keep spreading the word all Outlander faithful.

  • Gingergirl

    Stunning photo!

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  • aussiesuzie

    Two lovely & gorgeous looking people,well my Jamie&Claire!;-)))