Ronald Moore
Executive producer Ronald Moore participates in the Starz "Outlander" panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California, January 9, 2015. Reuters/David McNew

Aussie actor David Berry has been cast as Lord John Grey in “Outlander” Season 3, the producers have announced online. A brief description of the character and what to expect in the first few episodes have also been revealed.

Lord John Grey is perhaps the most important and highly anticipated casting for the show this year. The producers announced on Twitter that the wait is over, and asked the fans to raise their glasses to welcome Berry as one of the cast members.

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Berry has been a cast member in TV shows like “Home and Away” and “A Place to Call Home.” The actor started his career as a singer and violinist. He later joined the National Institute of Dramatic Art. He got his big break in 2012 when he was cast in “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ TV series.

A description of the character Berry will now play in “Outlander” Season 3 states that Lord John Grey is a steadfast and honourable subject in the British empire, Entertainment Weekly reports. However, he is torn between his sense of duty and his “strong moral compass of right and wrong.” His physical appearance is said to be “boyishly handsome.” The character is said to be a “gentleman,” but a “scandal” from his past has made him the governor of a desolate prison in Northern Scotland.

Lord John Grey will become friends with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), who will be incarcerated in Ardsmuir Prison. Jamie will survive the Battle of Culloden and will be taken to prison.

The report reveals that “Outlander” Season 3 will begin with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) just having travelled back in time to 1948. She is pregnant and has to deal with the challenges of reconnecting with her first husband Frank (Tobias Menzies). The plot of the first few episodes will focus on how Jamie and Claire will find a way back to each other.