Game of Thrones' Tobias Menzies Joins Ron Moore's Outlander
Tobias Menzies will be pulling double duty on Ron Moore's new Starz series Outlander.
Based on the book series from Diana Gabaldon, Outlander follows Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 and forced to marry Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a young Scottish warrior.
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The Games of Thrones alum will play the roles of both Frank Randall and Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall. Frank is Claire's 20th century husband, a professional historian with a deep interest in the 18th century and his own genealogy. Jonathan is Frank's ancestor from the 18th century, a captain in the English Army who's a dark and violent man.
Battlestar Galactica's Moore will write and executive-produce with Jim Kohlberg.
Menzies is best known for playing Edmure Tully, whose wedding was "celebrated" in the shocking penultimate episode of Game of Thrones last season.
The 16-episode series, which will begin filming in Scotland this fall, is slated to premiere in 2014. Will you watch?