Outlander nation, meet Mr. Willoughby!
Starz announced today that Gary Young will play the beloved character of Mr. Willoughby in the new season of Outlander. As first depicted in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling book series, Mr. Willoughby is a Chinese man with a deep knowledge of Eastern medicine and a talented poet, to boot. He becomes a confidante of Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).
The premium network announced one more addition to Outlander’s cast today: Charlie Hiett will pay British Captain Thomas Leonard, the inexperienced captain of the Artemis that takes Jamie and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) on their Caribbean voyage.
Young, who is from New Zealand, most recently appeared in the Netflix feature Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and the Australian miniseries Secret City. Hiett’s credits include playing William Kent in The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher on ITV.
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Filming for the 13-episode third season, which is based on Gabaldon’s third book titled Voyager, began in August 2016 in Scotland. Production will move to South Africa in March.
Starz has yet to announce a start date for the new season. (Tear!)