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‘Outlander’ Stars to Host New Scottish Travel Docuseries ‘Men in Kilts’

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by Eben Diskin Jun 12, 2020

It seems like Hollywood has been paused the last few months, with limited new content coming to television or streaming services due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Starz gave Outlander fans something to look forward to, with the announcement of a new docuseries called Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham. The series features stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, who play Jamie Fraser and Dougal MacKenzie respectively on Outlander, in eight half-hour episodes celebrating Scottish history and culture.

The series will follow Heughan and McTavish as they travel around Scotland meeting local artisans and experts, and exploring the rich heritage of their native land. If you’re an Outlander fan, you’ll likely recognize some traditional Scottish backdrops like Glencoe, the Culloden battlefield, and Inverness.

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Christina Davis, president of Original Programming at Starz, said in a statement, “The genuine curiosity and passion that Sam and Graham have for the landscapes they visit and the stories they uncover while traveling through the heart of Scotland makes Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham a truly enjoyable journey of discovery for the audience. The series gives context and texture to Highland life and history, woven together, much like the tartan for which Scotland is so famous, and we look forward to taking this road trip with these two great friends.”

A premiere date hasn’t been announced yet, but in this agonizing entertainment lull, at least it’s something to look forward to.

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