STARZ announced the casting of Scottish actor Richard Rankin in the fan favorite role of Roger Wakefield in Season Two of "Outlander." The critically-acclaimed series is adapted from Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling books is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: The Next Generation"). Season Two is currently filming on location in Scotland and will return Spring, 2016.
Intelligent, kindhearted, and charming, Roger is the grown up version of Reverend Wakefield's adorable adopted son we met in Season One. After his parents died in World War II, Roger was raised by the Reverend (with help from his housekeeper, Mrs. Graham) and is a proud Scot through and through. Now a professor at Oxford, Roger has a keen interest in history, and all the secrets and insight it presents.
Rankin recently starred opposite Bradley Cooper, Uma Thurman and Sienna Miller in John Wells' Burnt.