Writer Diana Gabaldon is considering writing the script for an episode in Season 2 of the Starz TV series “Outlander.” She is the author of the book series on which the TV series is based. Meanwhile, cast member Sam Heughan talked about Season 1 and the possibility of winning an Emmy.
Speaking to Variety, Gabaldon praised the show's producers for doing a “fantastic job” in bringing the characters from her books to life on the small screen. The 63-year-old from Arizona said she understood that TV adaptations of a novel can’t be a “page-by-page translation” and that there would be changes, but she pointed out that people who have read the book series would “recognize and love” the show.
The author is also a consultant on the show and has been a part of the production process, with both the filming crew and the actors receiving her input about the scenes. Gabaldon said she spoke to Tobias Menzies (Jack Randall) and Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) before filming the graphic scenes in the finale episode of Season 1. “Look, whatever you guys can make work between you is fine with me,” the author reportedly told the two actors separately.
Gabaldon revealed that she may get to write the script for an episode in Season 2. She explained that she did not write any scripts for Season 1 because she never wrote for TV before and didn’t want to be “learning” during the show's very first season. The author revealed that she is now talking to the producers about writing a script for Season 2 and is “very interested” to take on this new role.
The success of Season 1 means some of the cast members could potentially win an Emmy Award for their performances. Speaking to the Wrap, Heughan revealed what it was like to film his scenes for the TV series. Heughan said the “dark” scenes of the final two episodes of Season 1 were the most difficult for him, but the actor was “really pleased with the outcome.”
Complimenting the performance of his fellow cast members, the actor said that the entire cast deserved an Emmy Award. He cited co-stars Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall) and Menzies for their “terrific” performances.