STARZ ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE "OUTLANDER" SEASON FIVE CLIP REVEAL DURING "PAGE TO SCREEN" WEEKEND DECEMBER 14-15
Weekend Showcase will Feature a Lineup of Original Series Adaptations including "The Spanish Princess" and a New Episode of "Dublin Murders," Among Others
"Outlander" Marathon of Top Episodes from Prior Seasons
to air on December 7
Santa Monica, Calif. - December 5, 2019 - Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), announced today that "Outlander" fans will get an early glimpse at season five with an exclusive clip of the award-winning series airing on Sunday, December 15 as part of the STARZ "Page to Screen" weekend. In addition to the sneak peek clip, "Outlander" will be among the highly popular book to series adaptations STARZ will be showcasing that weekend along with the newest STARZ Original series "Dublin Murders," which is drawn from the novels by Tana French.
The "Page to Screen" weekend will kick off on Saturday, December 14 at 10 AM ET/PT with the first three episodes from the acclaimed collection of limited series drawn from the best-selling novels by Phillipa Gregory, "The White Queen," "The White Princess" and "The Spanish Princess."
The weekend continues with the first three episodes from "Outlander" season one on Sunday, December 15 at 11:45 AM ET/PT followed by the first five episodes of the new STARZ Original series "Dublin Murders." The exclusive "Outlander" season five clip, which will feature the first four minutes of the season five premiere episode, will air at 8 PM ET/PT followed by the premiere of "Dublin Murders" episode 106.
In hopes of bringing some additional relief to those currently feeling the effects of "Droughtlander," STARZ will also air the top episode from each of the prior four seasons on Saturday, December 7 beginning at 12:15 PM ET/PT. Fans may re-watch "The Wedding" from season one, season two's "Dragonfly in Amber," Claire and Jamie's reunion in season three's "A. Malcolm" and Jamie and Brianna's meeting in "The Birds & The Bees" from season four. The fan-favorite "Outlander" Yule Log will wrap up the day at 5 PM ET/PT. The new fifth season of "Outlander" premieres on STARZ on Sunday, February 16, 2020.
ABOUT "DUBLIN MURDERS"
Adapted from Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series of novels, "Dublin Murders" is created by Sarah Phelps, who executive produced the series alongside Euston Films' Kate Harwood and Noemi Spanos, as well as Element Pictures' Ed Guiney, Veritas Entertainment's Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen, and Saul Dibb, who also serves as lead director.
Set during the height of the Celtic Tiger financial boom of the millennium, "Dublin Murders" focuses on two murder investigations led by ambitious and charismatic detectives Rob Reilly (Killian Scott of The Commuter, "Ripper Street") and Cassie Maddox (Sarah Greene of "Penny Dreadful," "Ransom"). The victims are seemingly unrelated, but as audiences will discover, they are knitted together by powerful shared themes - the macabre "red in tooth and claw" elements of both stories and their heart-thumping psychological thriller qualities.
ABOUT "OUTLANDER" SEASON FIVE
Season Five of "Outlander" finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser's Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, and to protect those who look to him for leadership and protection - while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill. With her family together at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again. However, while focusing on protecting others, she risks losing sight of what it means to protect herself. Meanwhile, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie have been reunited, but the spectre of Stephen Bonnet still haunts them. Roger strives to find his place - as well as Jamie's respect - in this new and dangerous time. The Frasers must come together, navigating the many perils that they foresee - and those they can't.
The "Outlander" television series, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia and Andy Harries is inspired by Gabaldon's Outlander series that has sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide, with all the books having graced the New York Times best-sellers list. "Outlander" is produced by Tall Ship Productions and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.
ABOUT "THE SPANISH PRINCESS"
"The Spanish Princess" is the third installment following the Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R)-nominated STARZ Original Miniseries "The White Queen" and the critically acclaimed STARZ Original Limited Series "The White Princess." Produced by Playground and All3 Media's New Pictures, the limited series is drawn from the global best-selling novels, The Constant Princess and The King's Curse, written by Philippa Gregory.
Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ(R) brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.