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‘Outlander: Blood Of My Blood’ Adds 6 To Cast

Outlander: Blood of My Blood has added 6 new actors to its cast including Sally Messham (A Small Light, The Hunt For Raoul Moat) as “Mrs. Fitz,” Ellen’s maid at Castle Leoch and Murtagh’s aunt. Terence Rae (The Cyclops, Black Dog) will be playing “Arch Bug,” who’s working as a bodyguard to Clan Grant; Sadhbh Malin (Conversations with Friends, Love Rosie) will be playing “Jocasta Cameron,” the feisty youngest child of the MacKenzie clan; and Ailsa Davidson (Heathers, Halo) will be playing her sister “Janet MacKenzie,” the fifth and final MacKenzie sibling.

Additionally, casting for characters set in the 20th century are Annabelle Dowler (The Reckoning, It Takes Two) will play “Lizbeth,” Julia’s boss at the War Department; and Harry Eaton (Extraordinary, Eastenders) as “Private Charlton,” Henry Beauchamp’s fellow soldier and friend.

Production has been underway since February on the 10-episode prequel to the Starz hit period drama Outlander in Scotland. The original series stars Caitríona Balfe as Claire Fraser and Sam Heughan as her husband, Jamie Fraser. The franchise is inspired by the work of Diana Gabaldon, who serves as a consulting producer on both shows.

Blood of My Blood will explore the lives and relationships of Jamie’s parents, Ellen MacKenzie (Harriet Slater) and Brian Fraser (Jamie Roy) and Claire’s parents, Julia Moriston (Hermione Corfield) and Henry Beauchamp (Jeremy Irvine). The 10-episode series will center on the two parallel love stories set in two different time periods, with Jamie’s parents in the early 18th century Scottish Highlands and Claire’s parents in WWI England.

Outlander, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this summer, will be airing the back eight episodes of its seventh season this November. Production recently began on the 10-episode eighth season, which will be the final television season of the series.

Matthew B Roberts will serve as showrunner and executive producer on both series. Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis will also executive produce. Moore and Davis developed “Outlander” for television, under their production banner Tall Ship Productions. Story Mining & Supply Company will also executive produce, and Diana Gabaldon will serve as a consulting producer. Outlander: Blood of My Blood is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

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