California-based licensed collectible manufacturer Factory Entertainment, has announced that the company has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Television to produce products based on the STARZ Original sci-fi series Outlander.
Outlander spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one epic tale. The show is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling Outlander book series. Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 and thrown by circumstances beyond her control into the arms of Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior. With the first eight episodes having already garnered critical and popular acclaim, Outlander is due to return to Starz for the second half of its first season on April 4, 2015. A second season of the show is currently in pre-production.
Outlander stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall, Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser, Duncan Lacroix as Murtagh Fraser, Graham McTavish as Dougal MacKenzie, Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall, Grant O’Rourke as Rupert MacKenzie, and Stephen Walters as Angus Mhor.
Factory Entertainment will be offering a wide variety of Outlander products across several categories including: Pillows, Towels, Stationery, Lithographs, Drink Bottles, Jewelry Replicas and Costume Accessory Replicas.
These and a number of other products are currently in development with a planned release starting in the summer of 2015. Initial prototypes will be unveiled February 14th through the 17th, 2015 at New York Toy Fair in the Factory Entertainment Booth (#4952).
“We’re huge fans of the series and a line of licensed merchandise is the perfect opportunity for us to create quality products that appeal to every type of Outlander enthusiast, whether Highlanders or Sassenachs” said Jordan Schwartz, President and CEO of Factory Entertainment. “There’s something captivating about a love story that spans centuries,” Schwartz continued, “it’s a privilege for us to be able to honor this wonderful saga.”
The television series adaptation for Outlander was developed by executive producer and Peabody Award Winner Ronald D. Moore (2005, Battlestar Galactica), best known for his contributions to the Star Trek franchise. Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures produce Outlander in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Factory Entertainment is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality licensed toys and collectibles. The company’s entertainment licenses include Game Of Thrones, Archer, DC Comics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Adventure Time, James Bond, Men in Black, Ghostbusters, Universal Monsters, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Jaws, Temple Run, Sonic the Hedgehog and Monty Python. Find out more about Factory Entertainment at factoryent.com.
Check out the latest trailer for the Starz Original Series Outlander, below.