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Outlander renewed

Starz has officially ordered two more seasons of their hit drama Outlander, the television adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's best-selling book series. The series has only grown in popularity, with the second season premiere more than doubling in viewership over the first season. That same premiere set a record for Starz as the most-watched original series premiere on the network. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht released the following statement regarding the renewal:

"Outlander is like nothing seen before on television. From its depiction of a truly powerful female lead character, to the devastating decimation of the Highlander way of life, to what is a rarely seen genuine and timeless love story, it is a show that not only transports the viewer, but inspires the passion and admiration of its fans. On this 25th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the U.S., we are thrilled and honored to be able to continue the story that began with author Diana Gabaldon, and is brought to life by the incredibly talented Ronald D. Moore. There are no better storytellers for Outlander than this team, both in front and behind the camera.

The third season of the series is set to begin airing in April 2017, adapting Voyager, the third book in the series. The fourth season was confirmed to be adapting Drums of Autumn, the fourth book in the series. Considering the success of the show, it's not inconceivable that the series could adapt the eight currently published novels, as well as the ninth novel Gabaldon is currently writing, before drawing to a close.

Outlander airs Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. EST on Starz

Source: EW

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