STARZ announced the return of several fan-favorite Outlander cast members! In addition to them, five new cast members joining the popular time-traveling series for its upcoming seventh season, which is filming now in Scotland.
Loyal fans will recognize Graham McTavish reprising his role as “Dougal MacKenzie,” Jamie’s uncle whom he killed just before the battle of Culloden; Nell Hudson as “Laoghaire Fraser,” Jamie’s ex-wife and Marsali’s mother; Steven Cree as “Old Ian Murray,” Young Ian’s father and Jamie’s brother-in-law.
The show also adds Andrew Whipp as “Brian Fraser,” Jamie’s father; Layla Burns as “Joan MacKimmie,” Marsali’s sister and Jamie’s stepdaughter; and Lotte Verbeek as “Geillis Duncan,” Claire’s former friend-turned-enemy and a fellow time traveler from the 1960s.
Several new actors will be joining the cast for season seven, including Gloria Obianyo as “Mercy Woodcock,” a free Black woman navigating the hardships of life in Colonial America; Rod Hallett as “Benedict Arnold,” the notorious Revolutionary soldier turned traitor; Chris Fulton as “Rob Cameron,” a new acquaintance of Roger and Brianna
Outlander also features Diarmaid Murtagh as “Buck MacKenzie,” the illegitimate son of Dougal MacKenzie and Geillis Duncan, and Roger’s ancestor, a role previously played by Graham McTavish in season five, and Kristin Atherton (“Shakespeare & Hathaway”) as “Jenny Murray,” Jamie’s sister and Young Ian’s mother, a role originated by Laura Donnelly in seasons one through three. This rich list of talent joins the previously announced new additions to the Outlander family.
“One of the many joys of our epic story is the element of time travel which allows us to revisit some of our favorite characters in different times and places, and we’re thrilled to welcome back so many familiar faces for season seven,” says Matthew B. Roberts, showrunner, writer and executive producer. “In addition to our returning cast, we’re also excited to welcome several new actors to the Outlander family and cannot wait to introduce them to fans in our extended season.”
The return of so many characters and the inclusion of new ones gives us a clue of what can happen in Outlander Season 7, especially to the readers. And it looks very good!