'Outlander' gets a premiere date on Starz; see the show's key art

"Outlander" fans, you can officially set your countdown clocks for the debut of the TV adaptation: The series will premiere Saturday, Aug. 9 on Starz.

The cable channel has also unveiled a poster for the show, based on Diana Gabaldon's best-selling series of novels. Take a look:

outlander-poster-starz.jpg"Outlander" stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall, a British combat nurse in 1945 who's on vacation with her husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies), when she's mysteriously transported back in time to 18th century Scotland. She's torn between her husband and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), the Scottish warrior who comes to her aid in 1743.

Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica") is executive producing "Outlander." John Dahl ("The Last Seduction," "Dexter") directed the first two episodes.
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