Big News for Starz's Fantasy Period Soap Outlander

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Starz made two very important announcements during their Television Critics Association summer press tour, regarding their new period soap Outlander.

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Outlander will premiere Aug. 2 across multiple TV and online platforms, a week ahead of its cable debut on Aug. 9. The 16-installement freshman season will also be broken into two parts. The first half will air through Sept. 27; while the latter eight episodes will debut in early 2015.

The new drama follows a married WWII nurse named Claire (Caitriona Balfe), who is somehow transported to 1700's Scotland. There she becomes involved with hunky Scotsman Jamie (Sam Heughan). The project is based on a popular series of novels by Diana Gabaldon.

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