Following his playing a vaguely similar role of an upper class raised, closeted scion of wealthy family in the Australian period soap “A Place to Call Home,” actor David Berry has been cast in the high-profile role of Lord John Grey in the hit series “Outlander”.
Based on Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, production on the show’s third season is underway with showrunner Ronald D. Moore producing the project for Starz and Sony Pictures Television.
In the books, Lord John William Grey is described as one of Gabaldon’s most complicated characters and one interesting enough she began a series of spin-off novels centering on his adventures. In the series he’s a consummate gentleman but one that a scandal from his past has relegated him to an undesirable position as governor of a desolate prison in Northern Scotland.
Season three will be based on the third of the eight books in the “Outlander” series entitled “Voyager” and picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank.
In the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love.