Outlander is adding more cast for season 3 in the form of three new young actresses. One casting announcement from last month and two from earlier this week.
First, last month’s casting announcement was for British newcomer Lauren Lyle who will play Marsali, the 18-year-old daughter of Laoghaire (Nell Hudson), who – in the third book on which the show will be based – has a “rebellious and romantic mind of her own. She knows what she wants and she goes after it — reputation and propriety be damned.”
Book readers will know that Marsali plays a prominent part in the life of adult Fergus, the adopted son of Jamie and Claire Fraser.
The casting announcements from earlier this week are for the Dunsany sisters, who play an important part in Jamie’s life – sans Claire – but I won’t spoil the exact specifics.
Actress Hannah James (Mercy Street) will play Geneva Dunsany while newcomer Tanya Reynolds will play younger sister Isobel Dunsany. Geneva is described as “beautiful (and) headstrong; spoiled and demanding. She’s used to getting exactly what she wants, but underneath that petulant exterior she’s vulnerable due to her sheltered life.” Isobel is described as “warm, friendly and genuine. She’s more likable and compassionate towards others, the opposite of her sister.”
Outlander has yet to be given an official airdate by Starz, but it is anticipated to air sometime in early 2017.