Richard Rankin Cast in Major Outlander Season 2 Role

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Roger that, Outlander Season 2!

And then some!

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The beloved Starz hit has announced a major piece of casting news, with Scottish actor Richard Rankin set to come on board as Roger.

An integral character in the book series on which Outlander is based, Roger is the grown-up version of Rev. Wakefield’s adopted son, who we met during Outlander Season 1.

Described as “intelligent, kindhearted and charming,” Roger is a professor at Oxford who is very interested in history. He will play a key role in moving Claire and Jamie's story forward.

Which is interesting, of course, because their goal is to change history.

Outlander Season 2 will kick off this spring, with creator Ronald D. Moore confirming that the series will soon announce the casting of Brianna, another key character.

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She asked forgiveness and I gave it, but the truth is I'd forgiven everything she'd done and everything she could do long before that day. For me, that was no choice, that was falling in love.

Jamie

Sex was our bridge back to one another. The one place where we always met. Whatever obstacles presented themselves during the day or night, we could seek out and find each other again in bed. As long as we had that, I had faith that everything would work out.

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