Starz Confirms Outlander 16-Episode Order

StarzWell, Outlander fans, now it’s official: Starz has issued a press release confirming their order for 16-episodes of Ronald D. Moore’s drama based on Diana Gabaldon’s series of novels. It will start filming in Scotland in the fall and air next year. From the press release:

“We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Outlander’ to Starz next year,” said Chris Albrecht, CEO of Starz. “Diana has created an incredibly compelling heroine, thrust into a very complex world, not to mention, time. The books weave a fascinating tapestry of history, spirituality, love and honor, not to mention plenty of time travel, sex and warfare. With Diana’s stories guiding us and Ron’s mastery, we hope to bring Claire and Jamie to life for the millions of fans the world over.”
Moore added, “I’m very excited to have the opportunity to bring these books to life. Diana’s created a rich and textured world filled with intriguing characters, and I believe that Starz is the perfect home for her story. I think we’ll make something that the millions of fans of these books will enjoy and recognize as ‘Outlander.'”

Excited? Wary? I am both.