Get Ready for Outlander on Amazon Prime Video Coming Next Week

OUT-101_20131028_EM-0836.jpgLast month, on the anniversary of Amazon Prime Instant Video, they announced they had aquired the popular Outlander series based on the books by Diana Galbadon.

The long wait for Outlander fans is almost over as Series 1 premiere date is set for 26th March exclusively on the UK’s largest movie and TV streaming service, Prime Instant Video

The first 8 episodes of the Outlander season one will be available from Thursday 26th on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK. The remaining episodes will then launch weekly on Amazon Prime Instant Video from Sunday 5th April, each episode being released every Sunday Prime Instant Video.

We are pretty darn excited for this so to get you in the mood, here are the descriptions of those first 8 epsodes, stills and the trailer.

OUTLANDER – LOGLINES

Ep 1: “Sassenach”

While on a second honeymoon in Scotland with her husband after World War II, army nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) steps through an ancient standing stone circle and awakes in 1743, where Scottish rebels save her from an assault by a royal army captain who happens to be her husband’s ancestor, only to take her further into the Scottish highlands.

Ep 2: “Castle Leoch”

Following her rescue by Dougal (Graham McTavish), Claire (Caitriona Balfe) arrives at the MacKenzie clan home, Castle Leoch, where she’s dogged by rumors that she’s a spy.

Ep 3: “The Way Out”

As Castle Leoch is readied for a gathering of the MacKenzie clan, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) attempts to treat a young poisoning victim, placing her at odds with a powerful priest who demands to perform an exorcism.

Ep 4: “The Gathering”

As Claire (Caitriona Balfe) lays plans to escape during the Gathering, the rivalry between Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Dougal (Graham McTavish) intensifies.

Ep 5: “Rent”

As she accompanies Dougal (Graham McTavish) on a trip to collect the rents owed to the MacKenzies’ laird, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) witnesses brutality on both sides of the conflict between the Scottish rebels and the British royal army.

Ep 6: “The Garrison Commander”

As Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Dougal (Graham McTavish) are brought in for questioning by a royal army commander, they come face to face with the sadistic Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies).

Ep 7: “The Wedding”

Claire and Jamie are thrown together in marriage, but as their emotional and physical relationship unfolds, deeper feelings arise. Claire is ultimately torn between two men in two very different times.

Ep 8: “Both Sides Now”

Frank desperately searches for his missing wife, while Claire tries to come to terms with her new marriage. Claire is faced with an emotional quandary as a life-altering opportunity presents itself.

Press Release

LONDON – 26 February 2015 – Today, in celebration of Amazon Prime Instant Video’s first anniversary, Amazon announced that Outlander – the smash-hit US show filmed in Scotland – will be available in the UK exclusively to millions of Amazon Prime Instant Video customers for unlimited streaming from 26th March 2015.

Outlander was acquired in a deal with Sony Pictures Television, who distributes the series worldwide. The hit drama is filmed at locations across Scotland, featuring a British & Irish cast, and is the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Awards for Favourite Cable Sci Fi/Fantasy TV Show. The show has an 8.8 out of 10 IMDb rating.

Outlander will be joining major exclusive shows on the UK’s largest streaming service including award-winning Transparent, British customers favourite period drama Ripper Street, Roman Coppola’s orchestral comedy Mozart in the Jungle, Norse action-drama Vikings, and the latest Amazon Original Bosch – the most watched Amazon Original series in its opening weekend, with already more than 700 customer reviews averaging at 4.8 out of 5 stars.

On 26 February 2014 Amazon Prime Instant Video launched in the UK with the announcement that Amazon had commissioned a third season of the critically-acclaimed British period crime drama Ripper Street. It’s been a landmark first year for Amazon Prime Instant Video, from breaking history as the first streaming service to win a Golden Globe for Best TV Series with Transparent, saving the much loved series Ripper Street from the axe, bringing flagship shows such as Vikings and Black Sails exclusively to its customers and signing up legendary director Woody Allen to deliver his first ever TV series.  Prime customers are also able to stream exclusive popular movies including 12 Years A Slave, Django Unchained, Life of Pi and Pitch Perfect – in all there are more than 15,000 popular movies and TV episodes available for unlimited streaming, the UK’s largest subscription streaming selection.

“In the last year we have launched some fantastic shows for our customers, what better way to celebrate our first anniversary than by bringing the gripping first series of Outlander exclusively to our millions of UK Prime members,” said Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Instant Video in the EU. “Filmed in Scotland and already hugely popular stateside, we can’t wait to bring the show and its stellar cast of breakthrough British talent to the UK where we know there is a huge fan following already. This addition to the Amazon Prime Instant Video portfolio will be in great company alongside our exciting range of award winning and critically acclaimed original and exclusive TV shows such as Transparent, Ripper Street, Bosch, Vikings, and Mozart in the Jungle.”

Mike Wald, executive vice president, international distribution for Sony Pictures Television, said: “Amazon is an ideal partner for this rich, cinematic production which has already thrilled millions of fans worldwide, and now UK audiences can binge on the episodes and enjoy it on demand.”

The first 8 episodes of the Outlander season one will be available on Prime Instant Video from Thursday 26th March for fans to binge watch. The remaining episodes will then launch weekly on Amazon Prime Instant Video from Sunday 5th April, each episode being released every Sunday just hours after broadcast in the US.

Amazon Prime Instant Video has also secured the rights to further series, with the second season set to start filming this summer.

Executive produced by Ron Moore and based on the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander is shot in the Scottish Highlands and  features an all-star British cast including breakthrough stars Caitriona Balfe (Now You See Me, Escape Plan and Super 8) as Claire Randall and Sam Heughan (A Princess for Christmas) as Jamie Fraser.

Outlander is a gripping tale of love, lust and passionate adventures into the past. The show follows the story of Claire, a married World War II nurse who is thrown back in time from 1945 into an unknown world, set in 1743.

Outlander also stars; Tobias Menzies (Game of Thrones) as Frank Randall/Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall, Graham McTavish (The Hobbit) as Dougal MacKenzie, Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot) as Colum MacKenzie, Lotte Verbeek (The Fault in our Stars) as Geillis Duncan, Duncan Lacroix (Vikings) as Murtagh Fitzgibbons, Stephen Walters (Batman Begins) as Angus Mhor and Annette Badland (Eastenders) as Mrs Fitz.

Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Outlander will be available to stream on more than 400 devices, including Fire tablets, iPad, iPhone, Amazon Fire Phone, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii and Wii U, amongst others, and online at www.amazon.co.uk/PIV. Prime members can add Outlander to their Watchlist and easily access new episodes when they become available every week.

Millions of Amazon Prime members in the UK benefit from unlimited One-Day Delivery on over 7 million items, unlimited photo storage on the Amazon Could Drive, access to unlimited streaming of more than 15,000 popular movies and TV episodes through Prime Instant Video, the UK’s largest streaming service, and over 650,000 Kindle titles to borrow for free from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, all for just £79 a year.

Those who are not already Prime members can sign up for a 30-day free trial at Prime Instant Video

About Prime Instant Video

Amazon Prime Instant Video is the UK’s largest online video streaming service, offering subscriber’s unlimited access to over 15,000 popular movies and TV episodes. As well as exclusive TV and film content, such as The Walking Dead, Vikings, Argo and Django Unchained, Amazon Prime Instant Video is the only place to watch critically acclaimed Amazon Original shows, such as 2015 Golden Globe winning TV Series Transparent and critically acclaimed Mozart in the Jungle and Ripper Street Season 3. Amazon Prime Instant Video also offers customers unprecedented picture clarity with Amazon Original shows available for unlimited streaming in Ultra HD at no extra cost on compatible Sony, Samsung and LG Ultra HD smart TVs.

Amazon Prime Instant Video is available on more than 400 devices, including Fire tablets, iPad, iPhone, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii and Wii U, amongst others and is accessible both on-the-go and from the comfort of customers’ homes, through Amazon Fire Phone and on Amazon Fire TV. Amazon Prime Instant Video is available at no extra cost to Prime members, who also benefit from unlimited One-Day Delivery on over 7 million items, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive and access to 650,000 Kindle books to borrow.
Customers who are not already members can start a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime by visiting www.amazon.co.uk/prime. For more information about Prime Instant Video, visit www.amazon.co.uk/PIV.

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