Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945, gets mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 and thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Meet the newest members of the Outlander clan
Five new characters are joining for season 4. Billy Boyd will portray Gerald Forbes, a wealthy lawyer in Cross Creek who is friends with his prominent client, Jocasta Cameron (Maria Doyle Kennedy). Simona Brown plays Gayle, Brianna’s best friend and college roommate. Caitlin O’Ryan is Lizzie Wemyss, a Scottish woman who goes on a big adventure with Brianna Fraser. Natalie Simpson will take over as Phaedre, the personal maid and seamstress for Jocasta, and is considered a trusted member of the River Run household. Tim Downie portrays Governor William Tyron, who was an actual historical figure. The ambitious William is a former British officer who used his family connections to land the position of governor.