'Outlander': Ronald D. Moore's Starz series begins production in Scotland

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outlander-production-ronald-d-moore-starz.jpgIt's a big day for fans of Diana Gabaldon's novels: The Starz adaptation of "Outlander" has, at long last, gone into production.

The network announced on Monday (Oct. 7) that production on the highly-anticipated series, from "Battlestar Galactica" executive producer Ronald D. Moore, began filming on location in Scotland. To celebrate the news, Starz released a photo of Moore wielding a sword on set.

Moore had this to say about the series: "Day One and the battle is joined.  We fight to do justice to the material and the fans.  We'll return with our targes or on them." (For those wondering, a targe is a light shield used by the Scots. Don't worry, we had to look it up, too.)

"Outlander" tells the story of Claire Randall ( Caitriona Balfe), a World War 11 combat nurse who's mysteriously swept back in time to the year 1743. Forced into a marriage with Jamie Fraser ( Sam Heughan), she begins to fall for him, finding herself torn between her new reality and her desire to return to her husband in the 20th century.

The series is set to premiere on Starz in 2014.

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Photo/Video credit: Starz