‘Outlander’ Author Diana Gabaldon Made a Slick Cameo in the TV Series

Diana Gabaldon is the author of the Outlander a novel series, featuring the favorite Starz drama TV series Outlander based on. Basically, Diana Gabaldon is to Outlander who George RR Martin is Game of Thrones (in fact, Gabaldon has even cast a shadow over her co-author.) Gabaldon has had a huge impact on the Outlander TV series includes writing more in addition to the Outlander novel series, and she has even made a cameo on the TV series.

What is the Outlander TV Series?

Diana Gabaldon and Sam Heughan
Diana Gabaldon and Sam Heughan Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

If you haven’t heard of it already, Outlander is a historical, science fiction drama series filmed for over six seasons.

Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), who lives in Scotland after the Second World War before secretly traveling back in time after meeting the rocks at Craigh na Dun. Here she is unknowingly transported to 18th Century Scotland and discovers the romance and adventure of Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a tall warrior caught in the middle of the rising Jacobites.

Based on the novel Diana Gabaldon, the Outlander a series following Claire and her love affair with Jamie Fraser and the exciting adventure that comes with being in the middle of a revolution. Although Claire first marries Jamie out of safety, they quickly fall in love at a time when both Claire’s freedom and safety are always in jeopardy.

Who is Diana Gabaldon?

Diana Gabaldon was born on January 11, 1952 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She went to college at the University of Northern Arizona where she earned an undergraduate degree in zoology.

Gabaldon went on to earn his Master’s in marine biology before earning his Ph.D. in behavioral ecology from Northern Arizona University in 1975. She went on to work as a research professor at Arizona State University.

Gabaldon first started writing novels and the public was never expected to see them. according to Gabaldon website, her first novel, Outlander, was inspired by a Doctor Who a program that included both time travel and 18th Century Scots.

Gabaldon website also describes Gabaldon on a small piece of the Outlander on the CompuServe Literary Forum where she was discovered by author John E. Smith who was contacted by a publisher. After the success of the Outlander (published in 1991) and upon completion of her second novel, Gabaldon retired from Arizona State University to write full-time.

Gabaldon’s starring role in the TV series

The Outlander the series was adapted for the television drama series in 2014. According AZ Medium, Gabaldon is a consultant for the TV series and has even helped write the screen for season 2, program 11.

Plus, the seasons are on Outlander based on Gabaldon’s books, and she prolifically releases additional novels so that the series never captures the novels.

While Gabaldon is trying to keep her involvement in the writing of the TV series to a minimum, her impact on the series is undeniable. In addition to providing the basics of the TV series and writing the screen for a program, Gabaldon has also made a cameo on the Outlander. As mentioned in Marie Claire, in season 1, episode 4 (The Gathering) of the Outlanders, Gabaldon appeared as Iona MacTavish and had about two lines.

Currently, Outlander enters its sixth season and, as with most shows, filming has stopped due to COVID-19 epidemic. The sixth season of filming is expected to start in 2021 and is likely to debut in 2022. Even later, Season 7 is expected to be over, so the TV series is unlikely to slow down anytime soon.

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