A new actor has been announced to join the cast of the Starz historical drama “Outlander,” while series main actor Sam Heughan gives out more details of his character’s development.
According to the Master Herald, the French actor Lionel Lingelser has signed on to portray the despotic French king, Louis XV.
The report said that Lingelser’s casting was met with a positive reception, with some fans describing him as the best man to put on the mantle of one of France’s last Kings.
On the other hand, Sam Heughan shared some of the changes that his character will be facing when the episodes of Outlander’s second season start rolling out. As was previously reported, Jamie will undergo several changes as a result of traveling to France with his wife, Claire, after the events of the first season.
The Outlander star said during Comic-Con that Jamie will mainly deal with newfound responsibilities brought about by Claire’s pregnancy.
“Season 2 is completely different, he’s got the hangover of the trauma of Season 1, and also the responsibility of having a wife, of being a father, of becoming a parent,” the Movie News Guide quoted him as saying during the panel.
Heughan added that Jamie will continue to deal with the trauma of Season 1, especially the events at Wentworth Prison.
He said that his character will assume the personality of a “charming” businessman in Season 2, the International Business Times reported.
Filming continues on Outlander’s second season, and Blastr said that the cast have experienced “discomfort” in adjusting to the new settings of the show.
Caitriona Balfe said that, after being used to the sets in Scotland for season 1, the transition to France was quite a surprise.
“Everything was very muted with the wools. Now all of a sudden we’re in these luxurious apartments and grand houses,” the actress described.
Outlander Season 2 is set to premiere in 2016, and is expected to run for 13 episodes.