Outlander Casting Season 6: Meet The Christies

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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.


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Outlander Season 6 Cast

Danger for Claire Fraser

Roles Get Deeper in Season 6, and a New Villain

Mark Lewis Jones is Tom Christie

Meet Tom Christie

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.

Starz® Announces Season 7 for Outlander

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Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe

March 14, 2021

Starz® has officially announced that season 7 of Outlander is a go! Filming for the long delayed season 6 began this past month in Cumbernald, Scotland. Covid-19 restrictions delayed the season 6 filming based on Diana Gabaldon’s book, A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Season 7 will encompass the 7th book in the series, An Echo in the Bone. Matt B. Roberts will return as showrunner, with Sam Heughn, Caitriona Balfe, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin all on board. Sony Pictures has picked it up as a 12 episode season. But don’t look for it to air before 2023. Season 6 will be possibly airing in early 2022.

Will the television series stay the course and cover all of Diana Gabaldon’s books? Diana is finishing up the latest book, Go Tell The Bees That I am Gone, the 9th book in the popular series, possibly early next year and may be timed for release when season 6 comes out.

Ron D. Moore, Maril Davis (Tall Ships), Toni Graphia, Jim Kohlberg and Andy Harries will be Executive Producing for season 7. It is not clear yet that Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe will produce again.

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Oliver Finnegan as Lord William Ransome

And could we see William Ransome in season 6? Since Stephen Bonnet’s demise was brought in early and in the books, that is where Brianna meets her half brother for the first time, since it the writers are now condensing some story lines, we may get to see young William surface in the season. Outlander has been keeping casting close to the bone this season.

An Echo in the Bone continues with Jamie and Claire Fraser deeply embroiled in the American Revolution. Jamie’s illegitimate son, William Ransome, is an officer in the King’s army with Lord John Grey searching for him. The book has some great plot twists I will not reveal, and as always, the Outlander writers room will possibly combine scenes from the following book, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, to speed up the story line.

Even though the American Revolution actually spanned 7 plus years. Remember, just because independence was declared, it was fought for for many years. However, television series on this scale can rarely go through 10 seasons. There have been hints that the Outlander series will receive the same treatment as Game of Thrones, shortened to 8 seasons and writers taking the helm completely as Diana Gabaldon is just beginning the final book in the series. If you have been a fan, you know she takes a good 5 years average to finish each book, often times longer.

However, rejoice in knowing you will have at least 2 more seasons, and a possible spin off series to come. 

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César Domboy, John Bell, and Kyle Rees

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Diana Gabaldon’s Go Tell The Bees I am Gone will be Finished Soon

Outlander’s Renewed At Starz For Season 7 Ahead Of Season 6 Premiere

Outlander renewed for season 7! Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan returning

Men in Kilts: How Did They Fit in That RV?

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Well we are in to week two of the new series, Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip With Sam and Graham, with Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish. So far, so good. We see lots of amazing Scottish countryside, that just makes you want to have a tantrum over travel restrictions. Or makes you that much more determined to get back to Scotland.

The first two episodes went from “Food and Drink” to “Scottish Sports”, and a few things in between. The sport episode just shows you how much manly challenging these two do to one another, the jabbing and ribbing, and the gratuitous clips from Outlander. In episode two, Sam challenges Graham to several sports, and surprisingly, or not, Graham is much better at throwing a hammer than Sam. Very competitive these two are. And how two such big personalities could fit in the wee RV is amazing, it must be like a TARDIS on the inside.

Next week it’s “Song and Dance”, time to hit the cultured road of Scotland. Hope you can join us and have some repast from the Outlander Droughtlander.

Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip With Sam and Graham Sundays on Starz®, Amazon and Amazon UK.

How Will Outlander Season 6 Film Those Sex Scenes With COVID-19?

Ron Moore and Maril Davis Moving on to Disney

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While there will be a transition period, it looks like Tall Ships Productions will be sailing to Disney + and have left Sony Television. Moore and Davis will still produce Outlander Season 6 at the very least, however they have now signed multi-year contracts with the Disney + and Disney 20th Television companies.

What does this mean for Outlander. As we already know that we have new set designer after Jon Gary Steele left to go work on the Sandman Series for Netflix. More on that when details become available. Matt Roberts is still running the show, but it looks like there may be a few more shifts on the horizon. 

What does this mean for story telling? Without Lord John Grey this season, David Berry hinting he had not been asked to come back, LJG is in the book “Breath of Snow and Ashes” as is young William Ransom, Jamie’s son. We’ll see if we are heading for surprises, as we know many storylines have been moved about before.

We wish Ron and Maril the best. 


Ron Moore Exits Sony for Rich Overall Deal at Disney’s 20th TV

Steven Cree Interview on Distraction Pieces Podcast

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Steven talks Discovery of Witches and Outlander, with a lot of other fun bits on Scroobius Pip’s podcast. Quite a few other remarkable guests and worth breaking your lockdown boredom with.

Steven Cree • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #364

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/steven-cree-distraction-pieces-podcast-scroobius-pip/id929136539?i=1000506688650


Duncan Lacroix Teases New Indie Film Project

Duncan posted this post-apocalyptic looking pic on his Instagram account today. He’s back in the saddle as he says.

From O’Sullivan The Actor’s Agent:

Duncan is cast to play ‘Father’ in Ben Goodger’s highly-anticipated directorial debut “YEAR 10” which will film in Somerset from January 24th to February 5th inc. Chris Goodger (Absolutely Fabulous) is the cinematographer.

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Here’s a bit on his Vimeo Reel to cheer you all up, starting with Season One:

Duncan Lacroix Show Reel from osullivantheactorsagent on Vimeo.