Outlander casts Lord John Grey

Lord John Grey is coming to Outlander Season 3!

The news should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling series. And yet, nothing is quite like confirmation, especially when it comes to a character so many people have been eager to see.

EW reports that Australian actor David Berry will take over in the role of the much-beloved Grey  in the third season of Outlander. Season 3 will be based on Voyager, the third novel in the series, originally published in 1993.

The official description of Lord Grey by Starz reads as follows: “He’s a steadfast and honorable British subject, torn between a finely-honed sense of familial duty and a strong moral compass of right and wrong. He is boyishly handsome with an upper class rearing — the consummate gentleman. However, a scandal from his past has relegated Lord John to an undesirable position as governor of a desolate prison in Northern Scotland.”

Grey, for those not familiar with the novels, is the Ardsmuir Prison governor who strikes up a dubious friendship with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). He’s been a long-time favorite of fans of the novels for years.

Outlander Season 3 will premiere in 2017.

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