Outlander season 2: Jaime and Claire to face parenthood amid conflict; Clive Russell, Oscar Kennedy join cast

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When Outlander returns for its second season next year, Jaime and Claire will have to face the challenge of parenthood along with adjusting to a new environment.

The second season of the series will take its cue from Diana Gabaldon’s book Dragonfly in Amber and will revolve around Claire and Jaime’s struggle to stop the Jacobite rebellion and changing history to prevent the slaughter on Culloden Moor and the destruction of the Highland culture after it.

What this means for the couple is that they would need to travel to 18<sup>th century Paris and Scotland to put an end to the “Battle of Culloden” all while Claire is pregnant with the couple’s child.

Casting for their daughter Brianna, a fan favorite character from the books, is still ongoing amid speculations on which actress will take the much coveted role.

After rumors spread online that an actress has already been chosen to fill the role, executive producer Maril Davis asked fans of the show to simply wait for an official announcement from Starz about the casting of the character.

It was reported by Movie News Guide that speculations on the casting of Brianna surfaced amid the release of Vimeo videos of actresses acting out scenes that are expected to be part of Outlander’s second season.

Meanwhile, IMDB has included in the cast list 16 year old Oscar Kennedy who will reportedly play the young Lord John Grey, one of the characters who will appear in Dragonfly in Amber.

Game of Thrones actor Clive Russell, has also reportedly been cast as Jamie Fraser’s grandfather Simon Fraser who is also known as ‘The Old Fox’ because of his penchant for scheming and manipulation, reported SpoilerTV

According to his character description, the 11<sup>th Lord Lovat will figure in the story as Jamie meets him to negotiate sending troops to support the Stuart Rebellion.