A picture from the production set of Starz TV series "Outlander season 3, in Cape Town, South Africa. Starz/ Facebook

An important new character, Governor Tryon, has been cast in “Outlander” season 4. Although the producers haven’t made the official announcement, the information leaked online due to the actor's resume. The character will be seen in the American colonies where Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) currently find themselves in.

Actor Tim Downie’s resume posted on Independent Talent reveals that he will be playing the role of Governor Tryon in the next season of the Starz TV series. The actor is known for his role as Duke of Gloucester in the 2010 film “The King’s Speech.” Some of his other projects include “Les Misérables,” “Toast of London” and “Upstart Crow.”

Tryon is the governor of North Carolina, a military man promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He married a London heiress then later became the acting lieutenant governor of the Province of North Carolina through his personal connections. This is where the Frasers meet him.

The plot of next season is based on Diana Gabaldon’s book “Drums of Autumn.” Here, Governor Tryon first appears with a significant role. He is seen again in the next novel “The Fiery Cross.”

The Frasers have arrived in America at the time people were still coming in to settle there. This is the New World that offers excitement and opportunity to enterprising individuals.

Fans have already seen a teaser from next season in which Claire tells her husband about the challenging time America will face during this period, and how the people will be inspired to realise their dreams and ambitions in the land of opportunity.

Filming of “Outlander” season 4 is currently ongoing in Scotland. The show is set to premiere sometime later this year.