Jessica Reynolds, Mark Lewis Jones , and Alexander Vlahos
Well, it has indeed been too long since the demise of Geillis Duncan and Laoghaire MacKenzie is an ocean away. Therefore, there must be a new besom one to plague Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). She comes in the dark, pretty package named Malva Christie (Jessica Reynolds). Has Claire met her match this time?
The Christies come to settle on the Ridge, however Tom Christie (Mark Lewis Jones, Chernobyl, The Last Jedi) butts heads with Jamie. There had been some issues at Ardsmuir prison after the Jacobite uprising and Culloden. In the prison, there had been Presbyterian men and Catholics, with religion coming between the prisoners. Jamie sought to unite the men so there would not be strife. Malva and her brother Allan (Alexander Vlahos), who is actually her cousin, come to live on the Fraser’s Ridge with their father.
Stay tuned as we see what book storylines may be melded with the 7th book in the Diana Gabaldon series, An Echo in the Bone.
It looks like Starz will be giving us some introductions to season 6 characters early as a teaser, and a way to get through the long overdue wait for season 6 due to COVID filming shutdowns. We welcome it.
Well, nothing can be said that if Jamie and Claire didn’t have a challenge, there wouldn’t be a story. One of the most complicated character challenges for Jamie is about to settle on the ridge. Tom Christie was a fellow prisoner at Ardsmuir Prison. He brings his family to Fraser’s Ridge this season. And of course, trouble ensues. It’s not enough that Jamie must contend with the Browns after that season 5 closer.
Meet Mark Lewis Jones, a veteran Welsh actor whose credits include Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Good Liar, Chernobyl, The Crown, and Game of Thrones to name a few.
The season is shaping up to be very interesting indeed. If you’d like to catch up on what Mark Lewis Jones has been doing, you may have seen him in several series you binged during lock down. Checkout his timeline here.