Outlander fans, take a deep breath. Jamie's ex has been cast.
French actress Margaux Chatelier will appear opposite Sam Heughan in Outlander season two as Jamie's former love Annalise de Marillac, E! News has confirmed. We know, we know, you will go down with the Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie ship. (And so will we, so make room on that ship, OK?!)
TVLine first reported the news of Chatelier's casting.
When we chatted with executive producer Ronald D. Moore after that intense finale, he teased the Starz's hit's new Parisian setting after Jamie and Clare set off to France.
"It's a great setting, and what was one of the most populated cities in the world at that time. French society, it's Aristocracy, the colors are brighter. You're talking about fine linens and silks, you're talking about gilt chandeliers, you know, everything that your mind conjures up when you say Versailles or Paris of that era," he spilled. "Suddenly our characters who lived in a Scottish world for all of season one are in that world, so it's going to look and feel very different, which is exciting, you know. And the story is also different in that it's much more political, it's much more conspiracy, it's much more lies and gossips and double dealing in Paris salons and so on, and building towards a war. It's all setting the stage for the Jacobite invasion of Scotland, and will history repeat itself."
In keeping with the French theme, Marc Duret has been tapped to play Monsieur Joseph Duverney, the Minister of Finance to Louis XV.
And Chatelier and Duret aren't the only new faces Outlander fans will be seeing in season two as we exclusively reported that Stanley Weber has landed the integral role of Le Comte St. Germain, a wine merchant and member of the French Court, who has a reputation for ruthlessness, as well as for dabbling in the occult. Plus, viewers will meet Jared Fraser, Jamie's cousin, with Access Hollywood reporting Robert Cavanah will take on the juicy role.