Outlander prequel producer teams up with Queen Camilla's nephew to adapt popular book series

Luke Parker Bowles, queen consort Camilla Parker Bowles’ nephew
Luke Parker Bowles, queen consort Camilla Parker Bowles’ nephew -Credit:GETTY

Outlander prequel producer and Camilla Parker Bowles' nephew will soon be occupied working on another successful TV series.

Production company Story Mining & Supply Co., founded by Jim Kohlberg, has obtained the rights to award-winning author William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor Mystery novel series.

The novels explore the story of a half-Irish, half-Ojibwe sheriff-turned-private-investigator in Minnesota and the twisted cases he investigates, reports the Express.

The company will adapt the saga, which currently has 19 novels and one in the works, which is set to be published in August.

Kohlberg will work alongside his long-term writing partner Luke Parker Bowles, queen consort Camilla Parker Bowles’ nephew, with both acting as executive producers.

Parker Bowles previously worked on Evening, Short Focus and most recently, Every Breath You Take in 2021.

Discussing the new deal, Parker Bowles said in a statement: “This is going to be a lot of fun.

“Kent consistently creates dramatic chess boards for Cork to traverse and, such as in the great game, you never really know where you are until the pieces fall.”

However, before Kent's work is brought to TV screens, the pair will work as executive producers on Outlander: Blood Of My Blood.

The time-travelling prequel will delve into the life of Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser’s (Caitriona Balfe) parents.

The twisting story will be told across two timelines, the first in 18th-century Scotland and the second during the First World War in England.

Outlander has gone from a beloved book series to a smash TV show
Outlander has gone from a beloved book series to a smash TV show -Credit:Starz Entertainment/Handout

The series' main protagonists have already been confirmed with some big names portraying the two iconic lovers’ mums and dads.

While Pennyworth star Harriet Slater will be behind Ellen MacKenzie, Jamie’s mum, Condor Nest actor Jamie Roy will star as Jamie's dad, Brian Fraser.

On the other side of the timeline, The Misfits and Pride and Prejudice actress Hermoine Corfield will portray Claire’s mum, Julia Moriston.

Taking on the part of Harry Beauchamp, Claire’s father, is War Horse star Jeremy Irvine.

In addition, Outlaw King actor Tony Curran will be Lord Lovat, Jamie’s grandfather.

Outlander: Blood Of My Blood isn’t expecting to come out until late 2025 on Starz.

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