Outlander fans unhappy as TV show makes major cast change for season 7

Publish Date
Friday, 14 October 2022, 5:16PM

While Outlander season 6 only just finished up in May 2022, the cast and crew are hard at work on season seven of the hit series.

However, the upcoming season of the period drama has made some major cast changes, with several new and returning characters expected to join the show.

While fans are thrilled to see the likes of Graham McTavish and Nell Hudson reprising their roles as Dougal MacKenzie and Laoghaire Fraser, some have been left unhappy by the recasting of Jenny Murray.

Actress Kristin Atherton will be stepping into the role of Jenny, who is the older sister of protagonist Jamie Fraser, for the new season.

She was originally played by Laura Donnelly from seasons one to three.

Taking to Twitter to comment on the cast change, one fan wrote: "Jenny Murray got recast for #Outlander and while I'm happy to get more Jenny content, I'm gonna miss Laura Donnelly so hard."

Another added: "They recast Jenny," alongside a crying face emoji.

A third fan commented: "Guys, I'm having mixed feelings here. No #LauraDonnelly as Jenny? I don't do well with change. My heart hurts a little. Tell me it will be ok."

Kristin isn't the only new addition to the cast as Dune actress Gloria Obianyo, The Last Kingdom's Rod Hallett and Bridgerton star Chris Fulton will also be joining the series alongside Vikings actor Diarmaid Murtagh.

Fans can expect to see some more returning faces too, as Steve Cree will reprise his role as Old Ian Murray, while Andrew Whipp, Layla Burns and Lotte Verbee will all return to play Brian Fraser, Joan MacKimmie and Geillis Duncan.

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