In case you didn’t know, the fandom for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander book series is big. Huge, in fact. And quite rabid. The series of time-traveling (yes), bodice-ripping (yes), kilt-lifting (oh, yup) novels are being turned into a TV series for STARZ that will be helmed by, of all people, Ron Moore of Battlestar Galactica fame. The series will, no doubt, aim to capture some of the fandom from that other sword-heavy TV series based on popular genre novels.
But as the rabid Gabaldonians know, a lot hinges on the actor they hired to play Jamie Fraser, the Scottish nobleman who throws gum in the works of the life of time-traveler (YES, I KNOW), Claire Randall. So, here’s your first look at him. What do you think?
Honestly, he looks a bit foppish to me. I think it’s the wig. Also? Not nearly enough knee showing. You’ll have to step it up, Outlander, if you want to keep up with Game Of Thrones. What do you think, Outlander fans, is this the Jamie you’ve been waiting for? I’ll let you think over your response while watching this (long) behind-the-scenes feature from NYCC.