Outlander author shares scene from book she wants to see in TV series
Outlander fans will be excited as it won’t be long before season six hits our screens and the “droughtlander” is finally over.
Starz, who is hosting the new season in the UK, dropped the season six trailer last year and fans went wild.
The 45-second trailer begins by showing husband and wife Jamie and Claire Fraser happier than ever as they settle in the British American colonies in the 18th century.
But it quickly takes a turn when Claire says, “It’s starting – the storm, the war – it’s almost here.”
So, looking at the seasons that went by before the news broke, we figured Outlander fans would be interested to see what the author of the book series had to say about it.
Talk to She knows, author of the books Diana Gabaldon, was asked about the stage of the book she wanted to appear on television.
In response, she said, “The books are the books and the show is the show. I expect it to be different. It could hardly not be.
“One season of the show is (roughly) twelve episodes – twelve hours. It takes 32 to 49 hours just to read one of the books aloud. I know I read the first three myself for ‘Recording for blind and dyslexic I was a volunteer reader for them for 27 years, until life and travel became so hectic that I could not reliably present myself every week.
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The point, however, is that the show has to be an adaptation of the books, not a translation. Ergo, most of the book won’t fit into a season, and what is used will need to be restructured in order to make a cohesive story on film. .
“There is what people call the show ‘iconic scenes – those of a great drama or special appeal, which all readers love – and they try very hard to include them or at least refer to them. “
Discussing a scene that comes to her “right away”, she explains, “I had a real problem with the farewell scene of season two where, in the book, Jamie asks Claire to mark him with his sgian dhu, so that he can carry his touch. with him in battle, and they eventually mark each other – and bear the permanent mark of each other through the years of separation.
“I can see several reasons why this might be difficult to film and I can see the nuisance of having to keep painting little scars on the hands of the main characters every time they get dressed.
“Instead of that dramatic moment, Claire should hand Jamie the piece of amber that Hugh Monroe gave her years ago – which is big, orange, and looks like a piece of broken telephone line insulator – and why would she have worn it on her person for three years?
“Here, honey, save this ugliest wedding gift ever to remember me for the rest of your (extremely short) life…” Mmm. “
“However, it’s one scene in hundreds, and overall they do a great job of keeping scenes that they know are emotionally important to readers.”
While season six has yet to be released, the show’s team are looking to hire for season seven.
Discussing the future of the show, Diana said She knows that there are a lot of considerations to be taken into account in creating TV shows, cost being one of them.
She added: “This is a pretty important consideration, especially with the huge issues of keeping covid and security protocols on a set involving 250 people.
“Others being the needs of the cast members, some of whom might want to pursue other career opportunities. Yes, I would like the series to continue beyond the seven seasons, but I’m not sure if it will be. or not.
“The folks on the show have told me about various possibilities, and I think it’s going to be okay one way or another.”
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