As the news of a certain pair of romantic leads has taken over the internet in the past week, we should take a moment to note another romantic duo casting decision of more interest and likely greater consequence. We’re talking about Jamie Frasier and Claire Beauchamp. Of course.
Unfamiliar? jamie and Claire are the leads in the new Ronald Moore television series, Outlander. Moore, creator of Battlestar Galactica, is adapting the time-traveling Scottish romantic sword-swinging fantasy series for the Starz Network.
Sam Heughan was previously announced for the role of Jamie. Today brings news that Caitriona Balfe will play Claire. Perhaps you remember her from J.J. Abrams Super 8.Catrina will be tasked with playing the 1940s time-traveling nurse who falls in love with a scruffed 1740s Scottish knight.
Outlander debuts in 2014 on Starz.