'Outlander' Casts 2 Major Players for Season 4

Emily Aslanian

Get ready to meet some new favorite Outlander characters. Starz announced the casting of two major roles for the time-traveling series' upcoming fourth season on Wednesday.

Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black) is set to play Jocasta Cameron, Jamie's (Sam Heughan) aunt from his mother Ellen's side—which also makes her Colum (Gary Lewis) and Dougal MacKenzie's (Graham McTavish) little sister, and Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) will play Stephen Bonnet, an Irish pirate and smuggler who is a force to be reckoned with. Consisting of 13 episodes, Season 4 is based on the fourth book in Diana Gabaldon's bestselling series, Drums of Autumn.

'Outlander' Reunion Episode First Look: Jamie and Claire Together at Last!

'Outlander' Reunion Episode First Look: Jamie and Claire Together at Last!

The lovers will reunite in a special extended episode. Check out a steamy pic and teaser trailer!

In last week's episode, fans finally got the beginnings of the Jamie and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) reunion they've been pining for, and it's only going to get better (and steamier) with this Sunday's 74-minute extended episode.

Outlander began shooting Season 4 in Scotland this week.

Outlander, Sundays, 8/7c, Starz