There are two kinds of people in the world: those of us who know and love Jamie and Claire Fraser, and those who don't know them yet. But this news will please both groups equally: Outlander is coming to Netflix.
That's right—the historical fantasy/romance/action hybrid will be available to stream from 27 May. Netflix announced the news on Twitter:
BREAKING NEWS: Moms, prepare to fall in love. Seasons 1 & 2 of #Outlander are coming to Netflix on 5/27 (!!) pic.twitter.com/SfbH1TJYjS— Netflix Family (@netflixfamily) April 22, 2019
Outlander, which is based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon, has run for four seasons, screening on STARZ. Protagonist Claire (played by Caitriona Balfe), an English nurse living in the 1940s, has earned fans' hearts for her self-reliance and outspoken nature, which both helps and gets her in trouble when she's thrust backwards in time to the 18th century. (It's kind of a long story, and involves magical stones, if you must know.) Unfortunately, that puts her right in the midst of a fomenting Scottish rebellion against English rule. That's where she meets Jamie, an extremely good-looking Highlander, and they fall in love.
Netflix will be streaming the first two seasons of the show, which has proven addictive (just ask its legions of fans) for its time-jumping drama, gutsy heroine, and—it has to be said—passionate sex scenes. Newcomers to the series will soon be up to date on Jamie's abs and the way he says "Sassenach" Scottish history—the show is just that bingeable.
In the meantime, if you can't wait, get started with the novels the show is based on. You might have to get started sooner rather than later, though: There are six of them.