*NEW* Interview with Ron D. Moore for Adweek   2 comments

A new interview with Ron D. Moore, talking to Diane Clehane from Adweek:


Outlander Writer Shares Secrets From the Hit Starz Show

The city is chock-full of creative types and even more suits than usual this week, as many of the networks present their 2015-2016 slate of programming during the annual Upfronts. I was lucky enough to snag some time with Ron Moore, executive producer and writer ofOutlander, who’s in town to talk up Starz’s breakout hit series. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the show is based on Diana Gabaldon’s beloved best-selling (25 million copies and counting) eight book odyssey. The books spin an epic time-traveling tale of World War II nurse Claire (Caitriona Balfe) who is transported to 18th century Scotland and falls in love with Jamie (Sam Heughan). The cinematic series has plenty going for it: gorgeous castles, swashbuckling men in kilts and of course, plenty of bodice-ripping romance.

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According to the network, when the series premiered last August, it set multi-platform records, averaging 5.1 million viewers, with some episodes pulling in as many as 6.2 million. Outlander’s freshman season was split in two parts (the first eight episodes aired last summer) and the midseason premiere, the first of eight new episodes, will air on April 4. Fans created the hashtag #Droughtlander for their social media threads, where they dissected and discussed the series during its absence. The show currently has 500,000 Facebook fans, with 100,000 on Twitter and 50,000 on Instagram.

“It was Starz’s decision,” said Ron of the split season. “It was always going to be 16 episodes split into two groups and they told me to think of what would make a strong midseason finale.” Mission accomplished.

Read the full interview at AdWeek
WARNING!! May contain spoilers!

Posted April 2, 2015 by Sim in Interviews, Outlander, Ron D. Moore

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