OUTLANDER Season 2 Casting News: Richard Rankin Cast as Roger Wakefield

Richard Rankin

Starz dropped a preview for season 2 of OUTLANDER on fans earlier this month and now they have announced some big casting news: Richard Rankin will appear in the fan favorite role of Roger Wakefield.

Here’s what we know about the character: “Intelligent, kindhearted, and charming, Roger is the grown up version of Reverend Wakefield’s adorable adopted son we met in Season One. After his parents died in World War II, Roger was raised by the Reverend (with help from his housekeeper, Mrs. Graham) and is a proud Scot through and through. Now a professor at Oxford, Roger has a keen interest in history, and all the secrets and insight it presents.”

If you’re a fan of the OUTLANDER novels, you should know exactly who Roger is, but for the rest of you here’s a hint: he will play a part in Jamie and Claire’s family.

OUTLANDER returns for its second season in the Spring of 2016 on Starz (Showcase in Canada).

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