Outlander fans, we know, Droughtlander is real and we’re deep in throes of it. Here’s a little shower of news to quench your thirst: Australian actor David Berry has joined the cast in the pivotal role of Lord John Grey.
Berry’s character, the governor of the prison holding Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), is a “a steadfast and honorable British subject, torn between a finely-honed sense of familial duty and a strong moral compass of right and wrong,” according to Starz. The character, who is familiar to readers of Voyager, the third book in Diana Gabaldon‘s series, is described as the “consummate gentleman,” but a scandal from his past has landed him as the head of the Northern Scotland prison.
Berry’s other TV credits include A Place to Call Home, Progeny and Home and Away. EW first reported his casting.
Season three of Outlander will premiere in 2017 and a fourth season has already been ordered.
“Outlander is like nothing seen before on television. From its depiction of a truly powerful female lead character, to the devastating decimation of the Highlander way of life, to what is a rarely seen genuine and timeless love story, it is a show that not only transports the viewer, but inspires the passion and admiration of its fans,” Chris Albrecht, CEO of Starz, said in a statement when the renewal was announced. “On this 25th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the US, we are thrilled and honored to be able to continue the story that began with author Diana Gabaldon, and is brought to life by the incredibly talented Ronald D. Moore. There are no better storytellers for Outlander than this team, both in front and behind the camera.”
As for life after season four? Albrecht recently told press at TCA that “Outlander‘s gonna be around for a while. We couldn’t be more proud of the show. They do such a fantastic job.”