As Outlander begins production on its sixth season, the hit Starz series has added a new family to Fraser’s Ridge for the upcoming season. Mark Lewis Jones (Carnival Row), Alexander Vlahos (Broke) and Jessica Reynolds (The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw) will star as the Christie family.
Jones will portray Tom Christie, “a fellow Ardsmuir prisoner and devout Protestant, arrives on Fraser’s Ridge seeking a place to settle. As de facto leader of the Protestant settlers who arrive with him, Tom’s strong opinion and convictions begin to create tension on the Ridge.”
Vlahos will play Allan Christie, Tom’s son and brother to Reynolds’ Malva. “Headstrong and wary of strangers, he is highly protective of his family as they settle into this new environment.”
Reynold will portray Malva Christie, “Tom’s young, spirited daughter. She is captivated by Claire’s work and modern thinking, which gets Malva in trouble with her conservative father. She struggles to toe the line between what she wants to do and what is expected of her.”
Additionally, a synopsis for the sixth season has been revealed which teases the events of the American Revolution as as Claire, Jamie and the rest of their family prepare for war in America. The official synopsis reads:
Claire (Caitriona Balfe)and Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. Establishing a home in the New World is by no means an easy task, particularly in the wild backcountry of North Carolina – and perhaps most significantly – during a period of dramatic political upheaval. The Frasers strive to maintain peace and flourish within a society which – as Claire knows all too well – is unwittingly marching towards Revolution.
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