Outlander's Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish to Star in Men in Kilts, a New Travel Show

Caroline Hallemann
Photo credit: Starz
Photo credit: Starz

From Men's Health

Surviving Droughtlander (the clever portmanteau Outlander fans use to describe the months between seasons) is about to get a little easier. Actors Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, two stars of the popular time-travel drama, are launching a new Scottish-centric travel show called Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham.

Here's everything we know so far:

The two actors originally teamed up to create a podcast.

It was going to be a series about the history, culture, and landscape of Scotland called Clan Lands. Heughan announced the idea on his Instagram account during the summer of 2019.

But that idea evolved into a travel television show, and somewhere along the line, the name was changed to Men in Kilts.

"I wanted to do a podcast in my spare time, and I thought I'd shoot some visuals for it," Heughan told OprahMag.com. "The more I was getting into producing it, it's the first thing I’d produced, and I really enjoyed it. So I decided to make it into a TV show! We've finished shooting and dare I say, I think it looks really fun."

Photo credit: Peter Sandground
Photo credit: Peter Sandground

A release date has yet to be set.

The show will air on Starz, and is "coming soon." The network, which also airs Outlander, announced that they had picked up the series in June of 2020, and confirmed that the season will feature eight half-hour episodes.

"The genuine curiosity and passion that Sam and Graham have for the landscapes they visit and the stories they uncover while traveling through the heart of Scotland makes Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham a truly enjoyable journey of discovery for the audience," Christina Davis, President of original programming for Starz said in a statement.

"The series gives context and texture to Highland life and history, woven together, much like the tartan for which Scotland is so famous, and we look forward to taking this road trip with these two great friends."

The first trailer previews the pair's adventures.

Watch it in full up top.

Want a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the show?

Heughan and McTavish have been sharing a look at the filming process on Instagram. See a few of those posts below:

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