9 July 2013 3:00 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Fans of the time traveling book series Outlander have been waiting with bated breath for this casting news, and now we have it. Starz today announced that Scottish actor (you can hear the fans’ sighs of relief already) Sam Heughan will be playing Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser in its upcoming adaptation of Diana Gabaldon‘s popular series.

It’S Official! Sam Heughan Cast As Jamie Fraser In Starz & Sony Pictures TV’S “Outlander” New Original Series Based on Diana Gabaldon’s International Best-Selling Novels From “Battlestar Galactica” Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore

Beverly Hills, Calif., July 9, 2013 – Starz in association with Sony Pictures Television has announced today that Sam Heughan will play the role of Jamie Fraser in the original series “Outlander,” adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, which will premiere on Starz in 2014. The chivalrous young Scottish warrior, Jamie Fraser, has been adored worldwide by fans of the »

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