Nope, you didn’t misread–even though Outlander is set to premiere on August 9, STARZ is giving U.S. fans the opportunity to see the first episode of the series, un-cut and commercial free, a full week early!
STARZ is releasing the premiere episode on Saturday, August 2 (TOMORROW) at 12aEST on STARZ.com/Outlander, the STARZ Play app, and the STARZ YouTube channel. The episoide will also be available via On Demand starting 12a (at your local time). And you won’t need to have a STARZ subscription to view the complimentary first episode (only). Click HERE for more details and make sure you’re ready to take advantage of this amazing opportunity!
I had the chance to attend the Outlander World Premiere during San Diego Comic Con last week, and it was an amazing experience! NO SPOILERS, but the episode was beautifully filmed and seems to follow the book closely–like the book, the series promises to be dramatic and sexy with a bit of humor and mystery. The actors embody these characters brilliantly, and I fell in love with the backdrop of the Scottish highlands, the the hauntingly gorgeous music, the costumes, EVERYTHING! When the episode finished, I was desperate to re-watch it and then find out what happens in the rest of the season (even though I’ve read the book)! So I’m definitely excited to watch the first episode again tonight, and I feel very confident that (like the book) the remainder of the season will take us on an incredible journey!
While you’re counting down to midnight, check out exclusive photos from the Q/A session that followed the premiere screening with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore, Author Diana Gabaldon, and cast members Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Tobias Menzies (Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall), Graham McTavish (Dougal MacKenzie), and Lotte Verbeek (Geillis Duncan).
And watch this exclusive video below where EP Ronald D. Moore gives a brief outline of how the first season will unfold (mild spoilers)–unsurprisingly, trouble follows Claire and Jamie…
Make sure to come back and share your thoughts about the first episode!