What Is the Premise of the "Outlander" Miniseries on Starz?


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The "Outlander" miniseries on Starz follows the journey of Claire Randall, a combat nurse who, on her honeymoon in 1945, mysteriously transports back to 1743 Scotland. While there she has to marry a young Scottish warrior, Jamie Fraser, and protect herself from Black Jack, the ancestor to her 1945 husband. Frank.

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When Claire arrives in 1743, she drops into the middle of a war between the English and Scottish. To protect herself, she uses the last name Beauchamp. However, to further keep her from suspicion, Jamie Fraser agrees to marry her to make her an official Scottish citizen. She finds herself torn between both worlds and both husbands.

The series, based on the book series by Diana Galbadon and created by Ronald Moore, premiered in 2014 and starred Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies. The series received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2015 for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and 2016 Golden Globe nominations for Best Television Series - Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. The series completed its 16-episode first season on May 30, 2015.

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