Outlander Casts Black Jack's Brother

Outlander Season 2

Outlander‘s most unfortunate family tree is sprouting another branch.

Laurence Dobiesz will appear in Season 2 of the Starz drama as Alex Randall, the younger brother of the villainous Jack Randall, according to The Wrap.

Unlike his brother — who reached new levels of depravity by raping Sam Heughan’s Jamie in the season finale — Alex is said to be “gentle, loving and kind.” Professionally, he serves as a curate and secretary for the Duke of Sandringham.

“In probably every which way you can think of, it’s going to be different than Season 1 was, which I think is one of the strengths of the series overall: its continuing evolution,” executive producer Ronald D. Moore recently told TVLine of Season 2.

Dobiesz’s previous TV credits include the ITV procedural The Bill and the TV-movies All the King’s Men (BBC) and Great Expectations (Masterpiece Theatre).

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