Outlander Casts First Season 2 Roles

Outlander Season 2 Cast St. Germain

Outlander is saying bienvenue to its first new cast members for Season 2.

Stanley Weber has joined the historical drama as the French Le Comte St. Germain, E! Online reports. And Robert Cavanah will play Jamie’s Jacobite cousin, the Paris-dwelling wine merchant Jared Fraser, per Access Hollywood.

In Dragonfly in Amber, the Diana Gabaldon novel on which Season 2 is based, Jared greets Jamie and Claire when they arrive in France. They live in his grand home and look after his wine business while he travels to the West Indies, which provides the perfect cover for their attempts to avert the impending Jacobite Rising.

Le Comte St. Germain first becomes aware of Claire when her weighing in on a public-health matter causes him to lose a lot of money. As the story progresses, St. Germain is revealed as a merciless villain who traffics in the occult.

Weber, who will appear in most of the France-set episodes, is a French actor whose credits include the Tom Fontana-created Canal+ series Borgia and Agatha Christie: Poirot. Cavanah is a Scottish actor who has appeared on Hatfields & McCoys and the British series Eastenders and Doctors.

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6 Comments
  1. dman6015 says:

    Meh.

  2. M says:

    Yes, but what about Bree and Roger. That’s all I’m interested in really.

    • Cal says:

      I read somewhere that, going forward, the show won’t necessarily jump back and forth in time like the books did. Rather, it would chronologically follow Jamie and Clare’s ventures. If that is indeed true, they wouldn’t need to cast the children for awhile, correct?

      • sixela872 says:

        I’ve heard that, too, but if that’s the case it would mean a huge chunk of the season with no Jamie. I can’t imagine they’d do that. Unless they plan on telling an entirely different story.

  3. Alichat says:

    Not how I envisioned either of them. Interesting.

  4. jan says:

    Just waiting for Bree. The suspense is mind numbing.