US cablenet Starz has ordered two more seasons of fantasy-adventure series Outlander.
The third run will be based on the third of eight novels in Diana Gabaldson’s Outlander series, titled Voyager, with the following season to be adapted from the author’s fourth book, Drums of Autumn.
Outlander, from Sony Pictures Television (SPT), follows a married combat nurse from 1945 who is swept back in time to 1743 and thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. It is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with SPT.
Its first 16-episode season, filmed on location in Scotland, premiered in August 2014 and averaged five million multiplatform viewers per episode, according to Starz. Season two rolled out last month.
Last year, Amazon acquired the exclusive first-run UK rights to the series.