It’s official: British actor Sam Heughan star of Emulsion has been tapped to star in Ron Moore’s upcoming Starz drama series Outlander.
The premium cable network confirmed the casting, which leaked via Twitter over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Heughan will star as Jamie Fraser in the network’s adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s internationally best-selling books. Starz greenlit the drama series earlier this year for a 2014 premiere. Production will begin in the fall in Scotland.