Sam Heughan has expressed disappointment that their show Outlander was overlooked during the BAFTA nominations but remained a good sport and congratulated those who received nods for the honor.
In a report by the Daily Record, the actor, who plays lead character Jamie Frasier, said that he was saddened that the series was overlooked despite the fact that it is being credited with renewed interest in Scotland as a tourist destination, leading to a 40million boost for the industry since the show started.
“Congratulations all BAFTAScotland nominees! Personally, disappointed Outlander overlooked. Having brought much to ScotTV/tourist industry,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, it is being rumored that the show has already cast one of the main characters to be introduced in the upcoming season, Brianna Randall, the daughter of Jamie and Claire.
According to a report by Realty Today, the latest casting of Maeve Foley may mean that the show has already found its Brianna, a fan favorite character from the books in which the series is based, mainly because the actress meets the characteristics required by the show during its casting call for the role. No official statement, however, has been released to confirm the rumor.
Based on the casting call for the part, Brianna is a “20 something American born and raised who’s strong-minded, intelligent beyond her years with an effortless charm and sparkling sense of humor (traits inherited from both her mother and father. She also has a scholastic mindset, with a healthy dose of American strength, having been born and bred in Boston under the watchful eye of professor and historian Frank Randall. The ease of natural beauty, Brianna has the ability to turn heads wherever she goes. However, underneath her self-possession, Brianna is still young, with the inexperience and vulnerability that goes with that.”
The second season of the series will be based on Diana Gabaldon’s novel Dragonfly in Amber and is expected to 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.