It’s been a few years since Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ronald D. Moore had a series on the air, but he’s now poised to be behind not one but two shows on television. Moore is an executive producer on the upcoming Syfy series Helix, and now Starz has ordered to series Moore’s adaptation of the Diana Gabaldon book series Outlander. Described as spanning the genres of romance, science-fiction, history, and adventure in one tale, Outlander follows a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously transported back in time to 1743 where she is forced to marry a romantic young Scottish warrior.
Production on the 16-episode first season will begin in Scotland this fall, with the show poised to air on Starz next year. Moore will write the series himself and will serve as executive producer alongside Jim Kohlberg. Gabaldon’s series currently spans seven novels with an eight to be released later this year, so Moore is definitely not at a lack for source material. Starz is geting pretty heavy into the period series game, as it recently renewed Da Vinci’s Demons for a second season and has the pirate drama Black Sails and the miniseries The White Queen on tap. Hit the jump to read the press release.