Starz (start your free trial!) today released a Men in Kilts yule log (watch in full below), which will kick off the upcoming Outlander marathon and the series Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham.
This holiday season, fans of the travel series will get a chance to cozy up next to a Scottish hearth with Outlander‘s own Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, as they enjoy each other’s company over a glass of a whisky and a good book.
STARZ will air the Men in Kilts yule log Friday, December 25 at 9:45AM ET/PT to kick off the Outlander season five marathon that starts at 10:15AM ET/PT.
The Men in Kilts yule log will live on the Starz App and Starz.com starting at 12:01AM ET Thursday, December 10t, 2020.
Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham is a fun-filled buddy travelogue through Scotland led by Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish. The two will reunite for an epic adventure, exploring their heritage and meeting an incredible collection of people who truly showcase what it means to be Scottish.
The half-hour, eight-episode series offers the duo’s one-of-a-kind perspective on everything from Clans and The Battle of Culloden to whisky tasting and folk dancing, with Sam and Graham’s witty banter and hijinks leading the way.
Whether hanging off the edge of a cliff, wrangling a flock of wild sheep or discovering the true legacy of their Outlander characters, both men dive head first into each and every experience.
“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,” said Christina Davis, President, Original Programming of Starz.
“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.”
“We are so excited to take viewers on this epic adventure with Sam and Graham. Their bond of friendship and genuine curiosity about the rich culture of Scotland is going to make for an unforgettable journey for all,” added Holly Jacobs, Executive Vice President, Alternative and Syndication Programming, Sony Pictures Television.
Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham is created and executive produced by Sam Heughan, Graham McTavish and Alex Norouzi and is produced for Starz by Boardwalk Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Karen Bailey and Senior Vice President of Unscripted Programming Alice Dickens-Koblin are the executives overseeing Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham on behalf of Starz.
Sam Heughan is best known to television audiences for his portrayal of Jamie Fraser on the hit STARZ Original series Outlander. He has been nominated for multiple awards for this role including: BAFTA Scotland award, Critics Choice, People’s Choice and a Laurence Olivier award.
Most recently seen in Bloodshot alongside Vin Diesel, and The Spy Who Dumped Me with Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis, Heughan began his career at the The Traverse Theatre Edinburgh and The Royal Court London, has appeared in many television, film and theater productions and has played London’s West End.
Graham McTavish’s career as an actor spans 35 years in film, television, theater, animation and video games. He most recently starred as The Saint of Killers in the television series Preacher, based on the cult graphic novels of the same name. He is best known as Dougal Mackenzie, the machiavellian war chief, in the STARZ hit show Outlander, and Dwalin in the Hobbit trilogy. He is also known to fans of Castlevania, as Dracula, as well as other well-known performances in Lucifer, Colony, Creed, Rambo and as Fergus McDuck in DuckTales.
He began his career in theater in the UK appearing at, among others, The Royal Court Theatre, the National Theatre and the Royal Lyceum Theatre, as well as writing, producing and performing his own play about Vincent van Gogh which toured throughout the world to critical acclaim.