Charles Vandervaart lands the role of William Ransom in Outlander

Canadian actor Charles Vandervaart (lost in space, The profession: heritage) was cast as William Ransom, the secret son of Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) on the Starz original series Foreign.

The season six finale of the fan-favorite series aired May 1 on Starz and production on season seven began in Scotland last month with Charles Vandervaart joining cast members Caitríona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin and John Bell.

Charles Vandervaart lands the role of William Ransom in Outlander

Raised by his stepfather, Lord John Gray (David Berry), William, the ninth Earl of Ellesmere, is a highly anticipated character in the book series. In season seven, William arrives in Wilmington full of patriotic zeal and enthusiasm to join the British Army and help end escalating tensions in the American colonies.

As fans might remember from season three, William is actually Jamie Fraser’s biological son, though he doesn’t know the truth about his parentage. On the surface, William Ransom is a courtly aristocrat but simmering below the surface is a Highlander’s fire.

Charles Vandervaart in Netflix's Lost in Space
Charles Vandervaart in Netflix’s Lost in Space

“We are pleased to welcome Charles to the Fraser family for Season 7 of ‘Outlander,’ joining the cast along with the other talented actors who bring our stories to life,” said Matthew B. Roberts, showrunner, writer and executive producer. . “

Scotland will once again be our production home as the Frasers and MacKenzies try to settle into the backdrop of the War of Independence. This season promises more adventure, time travel, and emotional peril than any season before.

Executive producer Maril Davis adds, “William Ransom’s character is a wonderful role, and fans can’t wait to see him. Finding someone with the talent and physique to play Jamie’s son was a daunting task, but Charles’ charisma was evident during the audition process and we’re excited to see what he will bring to the journey on many levels. of William.

the Foreign television series is inspired by the international bestsellers of Diana Gabaldon (See on Amazon), which have sold approximately 50 million copies worldwide, with the nine books adorning the New York Times list of bestsellers.

the Foreign The television series has become a global hit with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance, and adventure in one amazing tale.

Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Luke Schelhaas, Andy Harries and Jim Kohlberg serve as executive producers. Foreign is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Charles Vandervaart began his career on stage at a very young age with the prestigious SoulPepper Theater Company. Soon he moved on to play the recurring role of John Brackenreid on CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries for eight seasons.

Charles got the lead role of Larry Stanley in Stanley’s dynamic (YTV), followed by the regular role of Robbie Hobbie in five seasons of Huluit is holly hobbywhich was nominated for a Daytime Emmy and won a Canadian Screen Award (2020) for Best Children’s & Youth Program and Best Direction.

Charles can currently be seen on Netflix October Faction in the recurring role of Young Fred as well as the Blumhouse remake of The job. Charles also works as a voice actor, appearing as Sid the Pirate in four seasons of paw patrol.

In 2015 and 2016, Charles received Young Entertainer Award nominations for Best Leading Young Actor, Television Series (Stanley’s dynamic) and Best Recurring Young Actor, TV Series (Murdoch Mysteries). Charles can also be seen in Netflix’s upcoming third season. lost in space.

Charles Vandervaart