Earlier this month, we broke the news that Dominique Piñon was likely joining Outlander. His casting has now been confirmed, as well as that of Romann Berrux.
As we surmised, Dominique Piñon will be playing the intriguing role of Master Raymond. According to the Starz press release, Raymond is described as, “A small kindly apothecary, a mysterious healer with a great deal of knowledge regarding secret matters, both political and occult. Though generally viewed with suspicion by his contemporaries, Master Raymond forms a special bond with Claire.”
The Starz press release goes on to describe season 2 of Outlander. The projected air date is 2016 (likely spring) with an exact date to yet be announced.
According to Starz, season 2 of Outlander, “…begins as Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared (Robert Cavanah), a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful. Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising, and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.
American audiences will recognize Piñon, a veteran of French cinema, from his role of Joseph in Amélie, which was nominated for five Oscars back in 2002.
Today’s other casting announcement came via author Diana Gabaldon who announced on her Facebook page, “Meet Romann Berrux, who in addition to having a fascinating collection of consonants in his name, is also playing Wee Fergus! (And doing a fine job of it, too, may I say…)” At just 13-years-old, Romann Berrux has already appeared in multiple French television series.
As fans of the Outlander novels know, Fergus is a Parisian orphan who lives in an unusual location. Jamie meets him under unusual circumstances and the two form a bond.
These casting revelations comes on top of the previous announcements this month, with Robert Cavangh cast as Jared Fraser and Stanley Weber as Le Comte St. Germain.