Outlander casts Canadian actor Charles Vandervaart, 21, as Jamie Fraser’s adult son William Ransom
Outlander producers have cast the role of Jamie Fraser’s son for season seven and he’s as handsome as his on-screen father.
Charles Vandervaart, 21, will star as the highlander’s secret son, William Ransom.
Fans of the show will remember how Sam Heughan’s feisty Scot fathered a son in season three during the period Jamie and Claire, played by Caitriona Balfe, were separated by time.
The secret is out: Outlander producers have cast the role of Jamie Fraser’s son for season seven. father. Charles Vandervaart, 21, will star as the highlander’s secret son, William Ransom
The boy was placed with Lord John Grey to raise as his own.
The young lad knows who Jamie is, but has no idea of the biological link between them.
William is anxious to do his part for the British Army amid rising revolutionary tensions.
Recap: William is Jamie’s son, but not Claire’s. He was born during season three when the passionate couple were separated by time
In a statement about the new addition, executive producer Maril Davis explained, ‘Finding someone with the talent and physicality to play Jamie’s son was a daunting task, but Charles’ charisma was evident during the audition process and we are excited to see what he will bring to William’s multi-layered journey.’
A statement from showrunner Matthew B. Roberts declared,’ We are happy to welcome Charles to the Fraser family for season seven of Outlander.’
‘Scotland will again be our production home as the Frasers and MacKenzies try to make a home against the backdrop of the Revolutionary War. This season promises more adventure, time travel, and emotional peril than any season before.’
Rising star: The young Canadian was born in Toronto and has worked in film and TV since 2010, most recently in Lost In Space on Netflix and Murdoch Mysteries on Acorn
The newcomer was born in was born in Toronto, Canada in September 2000 and began acting more than a decade ago, beginning with small parts in the TV movies At Risk and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.
Since then he’s gone on to have repeating roles in Murdoch Mysteries on Acorn as the son of police inspector Thomas Brackenreid, in Lost In Space on Netflix, as Penny Robinson’s love interest, Liam Tufield, and as Robbie in the family friend show Holly Hobbie.
Season six of Outlander is currently on Starz. Production for the latest season of Outlander has commenced in Scotland.