Outlander season 7 cast: Who is in the new season?

Outlander season 7 streaming June 16 on STARZ.
Outlander season 7 streaming June 16 on STARZ. /

Unfortunately Droughtlander is still upon us. I don’t know anyone who’s more patient than Outlander fans. But the wait is definitely always worth it! The good news is that the premiere of the seventh season is almost here. Mark your calendars for Friday, June 16, 2023 on Starz. Who is the cast this season?

Season 7 of the time-travel romance has a lot of episodes for our viewing pleasure. The new installment in the beloved Claire and Jamie story will have a total of 16 episodes. So much story to delve into! Since it’s such a mega season, the first eight episodes will air starting June 16, with the second half premiering sometime in 2024.

Originally, both seasons 6 and 7 were to have 12 episodes each, but plans changed due to pandemic challenges and Caitríona Balfe’s real-life pregnancy. So the sixth season was truncated to eight episodes, with the four remaining ones added on to season 7.

So who can we expect to see in the upcoming season? Which familiar faces make a comeback and who are the new characters we will meet? We’ve got the answer for you below!

Outlander season 7 cast: Who is in the new season?

Returning cast members from season 6:

  • Caitríona Balfe as Claire
  • Sam Heughan as Jamie
  • Sophie Skelton as Brianna
  • Richard Rankin as Roger
  • John Bell as Young Ian
  • Caitlin O’ Ryan as Lizzie
  • Paul Gorman as Josiah and Kezzie Beardsley
  • David Berry as Lord John Grey
  • Mark Lewis Jones as Tom Christie
  • Alexander Vlahos as Allan Christie
  • Chris Larkin as Richard Brown

On social media, the series shared that many familiar faces from past seasons are set to make a return:

  • Steven Cree as Ian Murray
  • Graham McTavish as Dougal MacKenzie
  • Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan
  • Nell Hudson as Laoghaire MacKenzie MacKimmie Fraser
  • Layla Burns as Joan MacKimmie
  • Andrew Whipp as Brian Fraser

Cast members who might return (we’re not sure!):

  • César Domboy as Fergus
  • Lauren Lyle as Marsali
  • Maria Doyle Kennedy as Aunt Jocasta

New cast members:

We’ve also got a number of new actors coming aboard! Those include Charles Vandervaart as grown up Willie, Joey Philips and Izzy Meikle-Small as the Hunters, Diarmaid Murtagh as Buck MacKenzie, and more. Check them all out below and the character descriptions per Starz:

  • Charles Vandervaart as William Ransom, Jamie’s secret son who Lord John is raising. The ninth Earl of Ellesmere arrives in Wilmington full of patriotic zeal, excited to join the British Army to help put an end to the escalating tension in the American colonies. On the surface, William is a courteous aristocrat. But on the inside, he has the Highlander fire.
  • Joey Philips as Dr. Denzell Hunter, a Quaker and brother to Rachel. He is a firm believer in liberty and plans to join the Revolutionary Army as a surgeon.
  •  Izzy Meikle-Small as Rachel Hunter, a Quaker and sister to Denzell. She is a modest woman with a fiery spirit, which attracts the attentions of both Young Ian and William.
  • Chris Fulton as Rob Cameron, a new acquaintance of Roger and Brianna.
  • Diarmaid Murtagh as Buck MacKenzie, Dougal and Geillis’ illegitimate son and Roger’s direct ancestor. He was portrayed by Graham McTavish in season 5 in a fun cameo role.
  • Gloria Obianyo as Mercy Woodcock, a free Black woman navigating the hardships of life in Colonial America.
  • Rod Hallett as Benedict Arnold, a notorious Revolutionary soldier turned traitor.
  • Kristin Atherton as Jenny Murray, Jamie’s sister, Ian’s wife, and Young Ian’s mother. She’s taking over the role as a recast from actress Laura Donnelly.

The first half of Outlander season 7 premieres Friday, June 16, 2023 on Starz. Be sure to stay tuned to Hidden Remote as we bring you news and updates about the second half, set to air in 2024!

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