‘Outlander’ Season 5: More Cast Members Are Announced — Here’s the New Additions You Need to Know About

Outlander season 5 will be here before you know it and new cast announcements have already been revealed. The new season can’t get here fast enough for fans who can’t wait to check back in with the Frasers. Read on to learn more about the new faces you will get to know in season 5. There are also potential spoilers ahead.

‘Outlander’ season 5’s fresh new faces

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan
Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for STARZ

The official Outlander social media pages announced the new cast members for the upcoming season. The first recent announcement includes Paul Gorman and Bronwyn James as new cast members. Chris Donald will also be returning for season 5 as well.

“#Outlander casting alert! 📣 @PaulJBGorman joins the cast as Josiah and Kezzie Beardsley, @bronwynjames41 will play Fanny Beardsley, and @ChrisJDonald returns as Phillip Wylie,” the announcement on Twitter reads.

Gorman will play two characters, Josiah and Kezzie Beardsley, who are twins. Bronwyn James will play Fanny Beardsley. Wylie is a returning character and was seen in season 4 as well. The Beardsley twins are first explained to be orphans at Beardsley’s Trading Post in Diana Gabaldon’s novels on which the series is based. Fanny is the wife of the owner of the trading post, Aaron Beardsley. The twins and Fanny are virtually prisoners and Wylie is a plantation owner.

More casting announcements

Those aren’t the only new faces joining the Outlander universe for the upcoming season. Another announcement was released that includes new faces. “We’ve got more casting news for you, #Outlander clan! Meet Isaiah Morton (@jontarcy) and the Browns: Lionel (Ned Dennehy), Richard (Chris Larkin), and Alicia (@Anna_Burnett),” the post reads on Twitter.

Jon Tarcy will play Isaiah Morton, who is a person the Browns are trying to kill. The Brown family has also been cast which includes Ned Dennehy, Chris Larkin, and Anna Burnett in their respective roles of Lionel, Richard, and Alicia Brown. Lionel and Richard are trying to kill Isaiah because of his relationship with Alicia.

When does season 5 of ‘Outlander’ premiere?

The highly anticipated fifth season of Outlander will premiere sooner than you might think. Fans can expect to see the Frasers again on February 16, 2020. A new teaser trailer has already been released and has fans talking. There’s more than one mention of traveling back through the stones to their old time, which could mean a potential separation in the future.

Will any of the main characters travel back through the stones? Fans weigh in

Could this mean that the Frasers could be separated again after finally reuniting at long last? Fans have been weighing in on Reddit to speculate what might be coming in season 5.

“Does it not feel like storylines from future books are being introduced? I don’t recall going back to the future being discussed at all until much later,” a Reddit user wrote in regards to the new trailer.

“Yeah I came here to comment exactly this,” someone commented back. “I haven’t reread TFC since last year but I don’t remember the idea of going back to the future being so prominent. Maybe it’s just for the trailer to draw people in?”

Fans will hopefully get their answers soon when season 5 finally premieres in February. Droughtlander somehow doesn’t feel so harsh when fresh Outlander news keeps trickling in.