‘Outlander’ Prequel Series ‘Blood of My Blood’ Adds Four to Cast as Younger Versions of Key Characters


The Outlander prequel series at Starz has enlisted four actors to portray younger versions of key characters from the original show.

Outlander: Blood of My Blood has signed up Rory Alexander (Inland, Pistol), Sam Retford (Hoard, Ackley Bridge), Séamus McLean Ross (Rebus, Payback), and Conor MacNeill (The Tourist, Industry) to join the cast.

Alexander will take on the role of a young Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser, Retford will portray Dougal MacKenzie, McLean Ross will star as Colum MacKenzie, and MacNeill will play Ned Gowan.

"We are excited to expand our season one cast with well-known characters from the Outlander universe.


We can't wait to see Rory, Sam, Séamus, and Conor bring these fan-favorite characters to life," said showrunner Matthew B. Roberts.

The four actors join previously announced leads Harriet Slater, Jamie Roy, Hermione Corfield, and Jeremy Irvine, as well as Tony Curran in the series.

Outlander: Blood of My Blood will focus on the love stories of Jamie's parents, Ellen MacKenzie and Brian Fraser, and Claire's parents, Julia Moriston and Henry Beauchamp, set in different time periods.

The first season of ten episodes is currently filming in Scotland and was greenlit by Starz in January 2023. The show is expected to conclude with its eighth season. Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, and Diana Gabaldon are among the executive producers of the series. Sony Pictures Television is the studio behind the production.


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