Berry will play Lord John William Grey in the fantasy drama that shifts between the 20th and 19th century. The character is a boyishly handsome upper crust Brit, but a scandal in his past has resigned him to serving as governor of a desolate prison in Scotland. The role gains significance as “Outlander,” based on Diana Gabaldon’s eight-novel series, unfolds.
Sony Pictures TV’s “Outlander” was recently renewed for two more seasons. Season 3 will adapt Gabaldon’s “Voyager,’ while Season 4 will be based on “Drums of Autumn.”
“‘Outlander’ is like nothing seen before on television. From its depiction of a truly powerful female lead character, to the devastating decimation of the Highlander way of life, to what is a rarely seen genuine and timeless love story, it is a show that not only transports the viewer, but inspires the passion and admiration of its fans,” Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said of the renewal in June.
Berry is know to Aussie viewers for his role in the hit drama series “A Place to Call Home.” He’s got a host of other TV and stage credits, including playing John Wilkes Booth in a touring production of “Assassins.”
Ronald Moore is showrunner and exec producer of the hit time-travel drama starring Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan.
Berry is repped by ROAR and Morrissey Management.
“Outlander” Season 3 premieres next year.