Starz announced today that two more key roles have been cast for Outlander Season 3.
Playing an older version of Fergus, the beloved French pickpocket that Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) took under their wing during Outlander Season 2, will be César Domboy (The Walk). Oh how we're going to miss that young moppet, though!!
Also joining the cast, playing one of Laoghaire’s (Nell Hudson) young daughters, Marsali, is Lauren Lyle.
Born into a brothel, Fergus has grown up into a charming, devilishly handsome man with a strong sense of loyalty and decorum, despite his unconventional upbringing.
He is the ultimate romantic, wearing his heart on his sleeve and falling in and out of love easily.
However, Fergus’s devotion to Jamie has never wavered, making the Frenchman an integral part of the Fraser clan.
Still, his debonair demeanor masks a longing for a lasting love and a permanent sense of belonging.
César Domboy, 26, has been working successfully in film, television and theatre in France for years. His roles working in English include Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk and working in season two of The Borgias.
Marsali is the 18-year-old high-spirited daughter of Laoghaire.
She is blond and lovely, like her mother who we first met in Outlander Season 1 when her youthful crush on Jamie Fraser was halted by his marriage to Claire, but Marsali has a rebellious and romantic mind of her own.
She knows what she wants and she goes after it – reputation and propriety be damned.
Lauren Lyle was part of the National Youth Theatre REP company in 2015 and is building great experience in theatre and TV. She She has had various parts on UK television including Broken and Holby City.
Outlander is based on Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books and adapted by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica). Book Three will be based on the third of eight books in the Outlander series, entitled Voyager.
The story picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank.
Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love.
The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart… as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other.
As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: when they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?
You have plenty of time to catch up on before the premiere of Season 3, so be sure to watch Outlander online to do so!
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