The best shows can be enjoyed on many levels. Take Outlander, for example. Yes, there are plenty of hot Scottish men in kilts and steamy romantic encounters, but there’s also a captivating story spanning centuries and continents, a fascinating take on historical events, and truly stunning craftsmanship that brings it all to life.
The latter is being recognized in “The Artistry of Outlander” exhibit at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. The first-of-its-kind exhibit takes visitors into the world of Outlander, showcasing iconic costumes designed by Emmy Award-winning Costume Designer Terry Dresbach and stunning set pieces from Outlander production designer Jon Gary Steele, along with other behind-the-scenes looks at the critically-acclaimed Starz and Sony Pictures Television series. Fangirlish attended a special preview event earlier this week, where we caught up with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore to discuss what makes “The Artistry of Outlander” unmissable – and what viewers can expect from the show’s Season 2 finale.
“I’m very proud of getting the opportunity to show off the creative team,” Moore said of the exhibit. “It’s an enormous team of people and artisans that put the show together…and it’s great that they get a chance to show off.” He’s also excited for fans to be able to get up close and personal with the unbelievably detailed costumes and the scale models of many of the sets created by Jon Gary Steele.
As for what’s coming up in the world of Outlander, Moore teased that there are surprises in-store – whether you’ve read the books or not. “I think fans of the book will be happy to see some events in our finale that they might have thought we weren’t going to do this year, because we’re doing them in a different order,” he said. “For people that don’t know the books at all, I think they’ll be completely taken by surprise because it’s going to go in an unexpected direction and take a big time travel leap that I don’t think they’ll be prepared for.”
Watch the full interview with Ronald D. Moore below:
“The Artistry of Outlander” exhibit is free, interactive, and open to the public throughout the summer at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. The exhibit hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00-5:00 pm PT. To learn more, visit paley.me/outlander.
Outlander airs Saturdays at 9 pm on Starz.
Stay tuned for our interviews with stars Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser) and Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), as well as more on “The Artistry of Outlander” exhibit!
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