'Outlander' producer seeks fans' help to keep show on Optimum

By @sachintrivedig on
'Outlander'
A picture from the production set of Starz TV series "Outlander season 3, in Cape Town, South Africa. Starz/ Facebook

Co-executive producer of “Outlander” TV series Maril Davis is seeking help from fans to keep the show on the air. Optimum is planning to remove the show, so viewers in New Jersey and New York will not be able to watch.

In a message on Twitter, Davis asked fans from New Jersey and New York for help. Optimum apparently is removing Starz from its list of programs. The producer hopes viewers can try and stop this from happening.

Fans from the two cities can call 844-71-STARZ to lend their help to this campaign. There is also a website that has been set up to gather support from people. For the whole message from Davis, see the tweet below.

Commenting on the tweet, Caitriona Balfe (Clair) lent her voice. The actress did not elaborate on the message or asked her fans to join, but simply sent a message with the hashtag #KeepSTARZ.

The “Outlander” TV series is not as popular as shows like “Game of Thrones,” but it has a passionate fan base that is very active and vocal. Three seasons of the time travelling show have aired, and filming is currently ongoing for the fourth. The cast and crew are on a long Christmas break at the moment, with production continuing next year.

“Outlander” is based on the books written by Diana Gabaldon. The author has been involved in the production of the show and has even written the script for some of the episodes. This time, however, Gabaldon is busy finishing the next book in the same series, so she will not be doing any work for the show.