It's been months since the last news of Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore attempting another high-concept television series, so on this one he's particularly going for broke: Deadline reports that Moore is attached to adapt Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, the popular book series about a World War II-era nurse who accidentally travels back to the year 1743 through the magic of Scottish people, whereupon she is swept up in romance and espionage and a climate that is temperate and oceanic, warmed by the Gulf Stream, with a flora that varies between deciduous and coniferous woodland. (Note: All Scottish facts sourced from Wikipedia.) Gabaldon has written eight Outlander novels in all, spawning myriad spin-offs and companion books and a very devoted fan base, suggesting Sony could have its own Game Of Thrones-like endlessly renewable resource if it does this correctly. But first, it'll actually have to get made, as Outlander now joins a list of Moore-led projects—including a remake of Wild Wild West, a Coast Guard show, the Western Hangtown, his supernatural procedural 17th Precinct, etc.—that have yet to see the light of day, as Moore grows ambitious TV projects like so many lustrous, leonine locks, only to have them flutter away in the breeze just as easily.
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