After a long, painstaking search, OUTLANDER has found its Brianna!
WARNING: Spoilers for Season 2 of Outlander ahead!
Outlander Season 2 will mostly take place in 1740s France as Claire and Jaime try to undermine the Bonnie Prince Charlie. They need to stop the Jacobite Rebellion and thus the Battle of Culloden, the gruesome British victory often cited as the end of Highland culture in Scotland. But that’s not quite where it all beings.
Claire is telling the story of her journey to someone very special: Her 20-year-old daughter, Brianna. The circumstances behind it all are unfathomable for a modern young woman, but it will lead her to the biggest adventure of them all.
The search of the perfect Brianna was certainly a tough one, but the show has finally found their girl: Sophie Skelton!
Sophie is a relative unknown who, much like Caitriona Balfe and Sam Hueghan upon their casting, has had several small roles in television shows and TV movies. She also stars in the online series Ren.
Here’s her first reaction on Twitter:
So excited to be joining the #Outlander team and be working with Cait, Sam and Richard!
— Sophie Skelton (@SkeltonSophie) January 28, 2016
In mid-December, it was announced that Richard Rankin will play Brianna’s other half, Roger Wakefield.
Outlander is set to return this spring on Starz.