Outlander season 7 casts young Jenny and Dougal – and Benedict Arnold
Several former cast members, including OG Dougal Graham McTavish, will be returning for the upcoming season.
Some new and old faces travel to Scotland. Five new cast members have joined the upcoming seventh season of Outlander, along with six previous cast members rejoining the popular Starz series.
Newly announced cast members include Rod Hallett, who will play real-life American soldier and notorious traitor Benedict Arnold. Other new cast members include Gloria Obianyo as free black colonial American Mercy Woodcock and Chris Fulton as 20th-century Rob Cameron.
Two new actors will play two characters already on the show: Kristin Atherton, 36, will play Jenny Murray, a character previously played by Laura Donnelly, who is 40; Diarmaid Murtagh, also 40, will play a younger version of Dougal MacKenzie, originally played by Graham McTavish, who is 61.
McTavish, who has played two different characters on the show, will also appear during the season as Dougal MacKenzie, the uncle of main character Jamie (Sam Heughan). Other returning cast members include Nell Hudson as Jamie’s ex-wife Laoghaire Fraser, Steven Cree as Jamie’s brother-in-law Ian Murray, Andrew Whipp as Jamie’s father Brian, Layle Burns as Jamie’s stepdaughter, and Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan, a 1960s time traveler. How some of the cast – some of whom died on the show – will reappear is unclear at the moment, but the time-hopping series has plenty of methods to bring them back.
“One of the many delights of our epic story is the time travel element, which allows us to revisit some of our favorite characters in different times and places, and we’re delighted to welcome so many familiar faces back to Season 7 can,” showrunner Matthew B. Roberts said in a statement. “In addition to our returning cast, we’re also excited to welcome several new actors to the ‘Outlander’ family and can’t wait to introduce them to fans in our extended season.”
Based on Diana Gabaldon’s nine-volume series, “Outlander” follows Claire Randall (Caitríona Balfe), a 1945 nurse who is transported back in time to the 18th century where she falls in love with Highland warrior Jaime Fraser (Heughan). The show follows Claire and Jamie’s relationship as they navigate the real-life Jacobite Rising and other historical events of the time. And then there is the time travel. Season 7 will consist of 16 episodes and will follow the events of Gabaldon’s seventh book in the Outlander series, An Echo in the Bone.
Moore executive produces Outlander, starring Balfe, Heughan, Matthew B. Roberts, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Luke Schelhaas, Andy Harries and Jim Kohlberg. Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures and Story Mining & Supply Company are producing the series in association with Sony Pictures Television.
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