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Here are some news about ‘Outlander’ season finale (July 9) and Sophie’s character Brianna. Warning spoilers below!

SCOTLAND NOW – OUTLANDER’S Season 2 finale is set to be a movie-length epic, Starz have announced.

Producers revealed they will deliver a 90-minute episode to close the hit second season – which is bound to be packed with action.

The finale, which will be called Dragonfly in Amber after Diana Gabaldon’s second novel, will also include the much anticipated arrival of fan favourites Brianna Randall and Roger Wakefield.

The new characters will be played by Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin.

The official Starz description of the series finale reads: “Flashing forward to 1968, Claire travels to Scotland with her twenty-year-old daughter, Brianna, and meets Roger Wakefield. Claire visits Lallybroch and Culloden Moor to make peace with the past, while Brianna and Roger bond over researching Randall family history. Claire finally reveals the truth to Brianna about her time travel through the stones, her life in 1700’s Scotland, and Brianna’s true parentage. The story is intercut with another one back in the 18th century, which happens on the day of the Battle of Culloden. When Jamie’s last ditch attempts to deter The Prince fail, he and Claire come up with a dangerous plan – which Dougal overhears, inciting him to a murderous rage. Jamie must do everything he can to save the ones he loves, even if it means saying goodbye to some — or all — of them.”

Outlander’s Season 2 finale will take place on Saturdya, July 9 in the US.

Last week, Starz announced that Outlander had been renewed for Seasons 3 and 4 , which are based on Diana Gabaldon’s novels Voyager and Drums of Autumn.

Posted by / On 12 June 2016  

VARIETY – Starz’s “Outlander” has cast British actress Sophie Skelton in the fan-favorite role of Brianna for Season 2, the premium cabler announced Thursday.

(Spoiler Alert) Brianna, a striking, redheaded young lady, is the daughter of lead characters Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). Strong-minded and intelligent beyond her years (traits inherited from both her mother and father), Brianna has a distinctly scholastic mindset and a healthy dose of Fraser stubbornness.

Skelton joins previously announced cast member Richard Rankin, who will play Roger Wakefield. Rankin will portray the adult version of Reverend Wakefield’s adopted son, who viewers met as a child in Season 1.

Skelton, a trained singer and dancer, has appeared in UK TV shows including “Doctors,” “DCI Banks,” “Waterloo Road” and “Foyle’s War.” She and most recently appeared in a lead role in an episode of the BBC drama “Casualty – Forsaking All Others.” She’ll next be seen in the title role in “Ren,” a fantasy action-adventure series for Mythica Entertainment in which she plays a young woman marked by an ancient spirit who must risk everything to discover the truth about her life. On the big screen, she’ll appear in “Another Mother’s Son,” directed by Christopher Menaul, followed by “Ladybird,” directed by Tim Fellingham and Charlotte Stente Nelson.

Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s sprawling series of novels have been anxiously awaiting news of the character’s casting since production began on Season 2, even creating a hashtag, #BreeWatch, while speculating over potential actresses for the role.

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