Because I’m expecting that in the next few days, there will be quite a few new pieces of news in the Outlander-verse, I thought I’d take a few quick minutes and update you on some of the small things I’ve picked up. Diana is in Scotland right now, preparing to act her heart out with her 2-line cameo, and tomorrow, Feb. 4, Starz will be holding a media day on set, so be prepared for what I’m sure will be a ton of great articles and photos! (Unfortunately, I couldn’t travel to Scotland – while I love writing for this site, it’s an unpaid job… )
Here are a few photos from both Diana and Starz since Diana has arrived in Scotland:
Fun item: if you’re into jigsaw puzzles, this site has a large number of Outlander– and Scotland-related computer puzzles (you move the pieces around on your screen to complete the puzzle). Tartans, pipers, pix from the fan gatherings – all here.
(Before continuing reading, click here for mood music:)
On the Outlander music scene, we’ve all learned by now that Bear McCreary will be composing the score for the series. The young composer (34, birthday is Feb. 17, so be sure to wish him a happy birthday later this month!) already has an impressive resume, having scored for The Walking Dead, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and most recently, STARZ’ new series, Black Sails. I won’t be covering Black Sails in any more detail, but because Mr. McCreary is working on both shows, I thought it might be of interest! During one of the Twitter Q&As, it was mentioned that he did his college thesis on Scottish Highland music, so we have very high expectations for a thrilling, authentic score! Watch for the hurdy-gurdy, which McCreary says he has used in almost all of his scores! He recently posted this video on the making of Black Sails‘ opening theme:
And finally, if you’re curious about and interested in historic Scottish dress and tartans, this site will give you lots of fascinating information!
Regarding tomorrow’s media day on the Outlander set: ThreeifbySpace was invited to participate in this exciting event, but like I said earlier, it’s not possible for me to travel to Scotland (darn darn darn). HOWEVER, if you live in Scotland, near enough to the filming location to make it convenient, AND you have some public relations or publicity experience AND you are also currently not writing for any other media outlet (blog, website, or print), AND you would be interested in possibly becoming a “stringer” for us, should another special event be held, PLEASE contact me! You can reach me at email@example.com.