Season Four of Outlander is starting to take shape.
Starz announced today that they’d cast Maria Doyle Kennedy (“Orphan Black,” “The Tudors”) to portray Jocasta, Jamie’s strong willed Aunt and Ed Speleers (“Wolf Hall,” “Downton Abbey”) to play the role of Irishman Stephen Bonnet, a pirate and smuggler.
Filming for Season 4 of Outlander began this week in Scotland. The season will contain 13 episodes and it will be based on Drums of Autumn, the fourth book in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. Gabaldon has so far written eight books in the best-selling series, of a planned ten.
Season Three of “Outlander” is currently airing new episodes on Sunday nights on Starz. The eagerly-awaited reunion in episode 306 will air on Sunday, October 22nd at 8PM ET/PT as a special, extended 74-minute episode. The supersized episode will be the first time fans get to see beloved characters Claire and Jamie together again, after being separated for 20 years.
Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia, and Andy Harries serve as executive producers of “Outlander,” which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Outlander airs Sundays at 8/7c on Starz.