The Outlander TV series will premiere this evening on US network Starz. Starz

Outlander, the new British-American television drama series based on Diana Gabaldon's international bestselling novels of the same name, premieres tonight on US TV network Starz.

The premium cable network's buzzy new fantasy drama has managed to generate tremendous interest after Starz put the first episode titled Sassenach online and On Demand this week.

The pilot episode has been viewed nearly 1 million times in the run up to its official Saturday night premiere, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Outlander Plot (via Starz):

Outlander premieres on 9 August at 9pm ET (5pm GMT) on Starz.

However, you can watch the episode online via live stream here.

Alternatively, you can view the NSFW pilot episode below: