Expect a lot of changes when Outlander returns to Starz next year for Season 3, but at least some of your favorite characters will stick around.
You know, of course, Jamie and Claire Fraser (played by Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe). And one young man you didn’t expect to see again, the French pickpocket himself Fergus.
Except he’ll be a little older because, well, 20 years will have passed by the time we return to 18th century Scotland.
That means a new actor, since Romann Berrux is only 15 and likely can’t pull off depicting a man pushing 30. Instead, according to Entertainment Weekly, that job will fall to 26-year-old Cesar Domboy.
No worries, it seems everything else will be just the same for Fergus, according to a character description offered by Starz:
“Born into a brothel, Fergus has grown up into a charming, devilishly handsome man with a strong sense of loyalty and decorum, despite his unconventional upbringing. He is the ultimate romantic, wearing his heart on his sleeve, and falling in and out of love easily. However, Fergus’ devotion to Jamie has never wavered, making the Frenchman an integral part of the Fraser clan.
“Still, his debonair demeanor masks a longing for a lasting love, and a permanent sense of belonging.”
Domboy is likely not a well-known actor to American audiences, although he has played Guy de Leval in Borgia – the French series, not the Jeremy Irons series The Borgias that ran three seasons on Showtime.
Starz hasn’t shared when Outlander and its time-traveling fun will return exactly next year, but it remains under the watch of Battlestar Galactica‘s Ronald D. Moore.
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