Outlander is a historical drama television series based on the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. It premiered on August 9, 2014, on Starz. The show follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 Scotland, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claires heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
At first, the series focuses on the main couple as they attempt to make a life together, while struggling to survive in a dangerous world of political intrigue and warring clans. As the series progresses, more elements of fantasy and science fiction are introduced, including time travel, parallel universes and a powerful immortal being known as the "Witch of the Woods".
The series has received critical acclaim, with its first season receiving eleven Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series. The show has also been lauded for its strong female lead and historical accuracy. In the United States, the series airs on Starz and is available for streaming on Netflix. In the United Kingdom, the series is available for streaming via Amazon Prime Video.