The cast of Outlander: Blood of My Blood sure is rounding out, with the latest names in the mix including the likes of Brian McCardie (Time) and Peter Mullan (Ozark).


While the release window for Outlander season 7 part 2 has now finally been revealed, fans of the historical drama still have an additional eighth season to look forward to, as well as prequel series Blood of My Blood.

The new prequel show will not only chart the relationship between Jamie's parents, but will also tell the parallel love story of Claire's parents.

Among the cast recently announced is Doctor Who star Tony Curran, who will be playing Jamie's grandfather in the series, as well as Jhon Lumsden (Karen Pirie), Sara Vickers (Watchmen) and more.

But when can fans expect to see this prequel, what will it be about and are any of the cast from Outlander expected to make a return?

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Read on for everything you need to know about Outlander: Blood of My Blood.

When will Outlander: Blood of My Blood be released?

We don't yet know just when Outlander: Blood of My Blood will debut, although we do know it will be made up of 10 episodes.

The show has now begun filming, with production currently under way in Scotland. We imagine it will release after Outlander season 8 has brought the original series to a close, so a 2025 release date seems possible.

However, we'll keep this page updated once we have more information.

What will Outlander: Blood of My Blood be about?

Andrew Whipp as Brian Fraser in Outlander standing in a crowd of men
Andrew Whipp as Brian Fraser in Outlander. Starz

When it was originally announced, the prequel series was said to be telling the story of Jamie Fraser’s parents, Brian Fraser and Ellen MacKenzie, focusing on their lives and their relationship. However, we now know that that's only half the tale.

It has since been confirmed that the series will also chart the lives and love story of Claire's parents, too, meaning it will be set in both 18th century Scotland and First World War-era England.

Showrunner Matthew B Roberts said of the show as it entered production and its cast was announced: "We’re thrilled to be telling the stories of these two couples.

"The origins of their relationships explore universal themes that transcend time periods, and we’re so excited for fans to discover and fall in love with these characters and their love stories the way they have with Claire and Jamie."

Roberts had previously said the series will "explore what lengths a person will go to find love in a time when love is considered a luxury, and when marriages are made strategically, often for political or financial gain".

He explained: "The title is a nod to Jamie Fraser’s marriage vow to Claire, and there will be several names and faces that Outlander fans will know and recognise."

The series will be written by showrunner and executive producer Roberts, while other executive producers on the project include Ronald D Moore and Maril Davis. Diana Gabaldon, whose books the Outlander series is based on, will serve as a consulting producer.

Who will star in Outlander: Blood of My Blood?

Tony Curran in an all-white suit in front of a BAFTAS logo. He has ginger stubble and has his mouth open.
Tony Curran. Euan Cherry/BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA

After months of waiting, the central cast Outlander: Blood of My Blood has now been revealed - and no, it is not expected to see returns for Sam Heughan and Caitríona Balfe.

The series will star Harriet Slater (Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny) and Jamie Roy (Condor's Nest) as Jamie's parents Ellen MacKenzie and Brian Fraser, while Hermione Corfield (We Hunt Together) and Jeremy Irvine (Benediction) will play Claire's parents Julia Moriston and Henry Beauchamp.

Meanwhile, Rory Alexander (Then You Run) will play Duncan LaCroix's character from the original Outlander, Murtagh Fitzgibbons, while Sam Retford (Coronation Street) will play a younger version of Graham McTavish's character Dougal MacKenzie.

Additionally, Séamus McLean Ross (Payback) will play Gary Lewis's character Colum, and Conor MacNeill (The Tourist) will play Bill Paterson's character Ned Gowan.

Mary & George star Tony Curran has also been confirmed to play Lord Lovat, Jamie's grandfather.

Curran said that he had spoken to Sam Heughan about joining the Outlander universe, telling "He’s just been nice, he’s a sweetheart, he was like 'just have a good time' and telling me about the producers, the crew and what the experience might be like.

"Ultimately, he was like, 'I think you should do it and I think you’ll have a great time.'

"It’s supposed to be that you’re contracted for a certain amount of years, but whether or not that happens... What I’ve seen so far, the professionalism of the Scottish and British crews up there [is] incredible and what we’ve shot, what I’ve seen so far looks really nice.

"The scripts are really interesting, so hopefully… It’s going back in time again, 1914 and 1714, so hopefully that’ll be another [wig], I bet I’m wigged up again - so another interesting experience."

There have also been a slew of new names added to the cast with the likes of Ozark's Peter Mullan set to star as Red Jacob MacKenzie, Laird of Clan MacKenzie and father to Ellen, Dougal, Colum, Janet and Jocasta.

Here's a full list of the cast announced for the series so far:

  • Harriet Slater as Ellen MacKenzie
  • Jamie Roy as Brian Fraser
  • Hermione Corfield as Julia Moriston
  • Jeremy Irvine as Henry Beauchamp
  • Rory Alexander as Murtagh Fitzgibbons
  • Sam Retford as Dougal MacKenzie
  • Séamus McLean Ross as Colum
  • Conor MacNeill as Ned Gowan
  • Tony Curran as Lord Lovat
  • Rory Alexander as Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser
  • Sam Retford as Dougal MacKenzie
  • Séamus McLean Ross as Colum MacKenzie
  • Conor MacNeill as Ned Gowan
  • Brian McCardie as Isaac Grant
  • Jhon Lumsden as Malcolm Grant
  • Sara Vickers as Davina Porter
  • Peter Mullan as Red Jacob MacKenzie

Is there a trailer for Outlander: Blood of My Blood?

There isn't a trailer available for Outlander: Blood of My Blood just yet, but we will update this page once one becomes available.

Outlander: Blood of My Blood will stream on MGM+ in the UK. You can buy Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books on Amazon.


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