14 Upcoming TV Shows & Movies Starring ‘Outlander’ Actors

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14 Upcoming TV Shows & Movies Starring ‘Outlander’ Actors

Already rewatched Seasons 1 through 5 of Outlander (twice)? Read through all of Diana Gabaldon's books to envision the magic of the Scottish Highlands from the comfort of your bedroom? Well, we're here to help quench your Droughtlander thirst even further.

There's no question COVID-19 has completely changed the nature of production on film sets in 2020. Heck, there's even a new job as "COVID-19 health and safety consultant" to make sure every shoot follows CDC protocol. And according to Parade, it doesn't look like Starz will be revisiting Fraser's Ridge for Season 6 of the time-traveling drama until at least January 2021.

But even with the world swept up in a pandemic, that doesn't mean the wheels of Hollywood deals stop turning. Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, and the rest of the Outlander clan still have a number of projects in the works, and we've rounded up all the ones you can look forward to below.

Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser)


Directed and written by Kenneth Branagh, Belfast is a semi-autobiographical story of the filmmaker's childhood growing up in 1960s Northern Ireland. The film will showcase his family, including Caitriona Balfe as his mother, Jamie Dornan as his father, Judi Dench as his grandmother, and Ciaran Hinds as his grandfather.

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Balfe shared the news back in September on her Twitter account, not without a comment in support from her Outlander hubby, Sam Heughan, of course.

When Branagh spoke to Sunday Life in July, he hinted that filming would take place both in Northern Ireland and England with a planned shoot for late Summer.

The film is set to be released in 2021.

Here Is The Beehive

Before the book was even released in the United States (not till November), Balfe nabbed the rights to option the Sarah Crossan novel, Here Is The Beehive. As she wore the producer hat in addition to starring as Claire on the last season of Outlander, Balfe is continuing to spread her wings behind-the-scenes as well.

Deadline reports that the undertaking is set to be a star vehicle for Balfe as well, with "schedule and time permitting." The story centers on a couple, Ana and Connor, who have been having an affair for three years. If spoilers are your bag, the full synopsis is here on Bloomsbury Publishing's website. The film has not yet started filming.

Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser)

An Unquiet Life

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Sam Heughan is bringing to life another leading man in this biopic revolving around the marriage of actress Patricia Neal and children's author Roald Dahl.

Starring as Paul Newman, Heughan joins Keeley Hawes as the Breakfast at Tiffany's actress and Hugh Bonneville as The BFG scribe in a story set in the early 1960s, as the couple seek to raise their family in the English countryside.

Production wrapped on the film in December 2019, per Deadline. Heughan Tweeted how fortunate he feels to play Newman, calling him "immensely talented, generous and an American icon."

Unfortunately, fans will have to wait for more details as to when An Unquiet Life will come out, as the film does not yet have a release date.

SAS: Red Notice

Courtesy of Sam Heughan's Instagram

Just last week, Heughan took to his Instagram to share a photo of his character Tom Buckingham, an off-duty SAS soldier who attempts to thwart a terror attack on a train running through the Channel Tunnel between England and France in the Sky action thriller.

Co-starring Ruby Rose, Tom Wilkinson and Andy Serkis, the film is based on the novel by Andy McNab and shot scenes in Hungary as of February 2019.

The movie is scheduled to come out next year, according to Andy McNab.

Mr. Malcolm’s List

Put Sam Heughan on the cast list for this romantic comedy. Heughan joined Constance Wu, Freida Pinto, Sope Dirisu, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen in this comedy of errors back in June.

The 19th century period drama will be directed by Emma Holly Jones as an elaboration on her short film starring Gemma Chan, which can be found on YouTube.

According to Variety, "Wu is Julia, a society lady jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor Mr. Malcolm (Dirisu), when she fails to meet one of the items on his list of requirements for a bride. Feeling shunned and humiliated, she enlists her friend Selina (Pinto) to help her take revenge on Mr. Malcolm by tricking him into thinking he has found his perfect match. The plan appears to be working when Henry (Heughan) threatens Julia’s scheme by courting Selina as well. After the bumbling Lord Cassidy (Jackson-Cohen) begins meddling in the foursome’s affairs, the course of true love becomes rocky. And Mr. Malcolm wonders whether he’s found the perfect woman…or the perfect hoax."

A start date for principal photography in Ireland is planned for Spring 2021.

Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham

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Dougal may be long gone on Outlander, but we did see Graham McTavish pop up as Buck in Season 5, unfortunately for Roger.

Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish's friendship lived on long after filming scenes together though, as the two will star in a Starz docuseries following their friendship around the Scottish countryside. The release date of the docuseries has not been announced yet.

Text For You

Call him, beep him, if you want to reach him. Announced just this week, Heughan is booked to star alongside Priyanka Chopra and Celine Dion (yes, you read that right) in the tentatively titled romantic drama Text for You. The film is inspired by the German-language SMS Fur Dich, which in turn was based on the novel by Sofie Cramer. Heughan also shared the news on his Instagram.

According to Deadline, the synopsis details a "woman who, to ease the pain after tragically losing her fiancé, starts to send romantic texts to his old cell. It turns out, the phone number has been reassigned to a man across town suffering from similar heartbreak. The two meet and feel an undeniable connection, but can’t seem to leave the past behind. In this English language remake, the music and influence of Dion gives them the courage to take a chance on love again."

It seems that when you touch him like this, and hold him like that, he just has to admit, Celine Dion brings it all back to him now.

Tobias Menzies (Black Jack/Frank Randall)

The Crown

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Long since Black Jack Randall and Frank Randall departed the Outlander scene, Tobias Menzies has taken up a new residence at Buckingham Palace, starring as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on the Netflix drama.

Menzies joined the series in Season 3, taking on the mantle of the role from Matt Smith, who had played the royal in the first two seasons.

Season 4 of The Crown drops on Netflix on November 15.

César Domboy (Fergus)

Jesus and the Others

No production start dates have been announced yet, but as of May 2019, French actor César Domboy is set to appear as Gotham in the feature centered on "the never-told-before story of the Holy Family's Flight to Egypt as Joseph, Mary and her cousin Salome are running away from Judea with new-born Jesus to save him from the persecution of King Herod."

Lotte Verbeek (Geilis)

The Book of Vision

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Verbeek stars in this costume drama, which opened this year's Critics' Week at the Venice Film Festival. Directed by Carlo S. Hintermann and executive produced by Terrence Malick, the movie shines a light on the history of the relationship between doctor and patient, as told through the lens of Verbeek's female medical student, Eva. The film jumps between the present day and the 18th century.

The wide release date has not yet been announced.


Dougal and Geilis couldn't be apart for too long it seems, as both Graham McTavish and Verbeek are set to appear in Perfidious as President Necas and First Lady Francine Kralovna respectively. The thriller follows a Latina political writer as she investigates the truth behind the murder of her wealthy Czech fiancé, per Variety back in 2018. Keep an eye on the film's Instagram account for updates on when it will be released.

Maria Doyle Kennedy (Aunt Jocasta)

The Wheel of Time

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The sands of time don't stop, and certainly not for Jamie's busy Aunt Jocasta, who will appear as Illa in the upcoming series, The Wheel of Time, for Amazon.

Robert Jordan's fantasy novels serve as the basis for the series, creating a world where magic exists but only certain women are allowed to access it.

While there is no official release date yet, IMDb notes the series is premiering in 2021.

Laura Donnelly

The Nevers

When she's off-duty from Lallybroch, Laura Donnelly is booking leading roles in upcoming HBO series from Joss Whedon. Back in April 2019, Donnelly nabbed the role of Amalia True, described as "the most reckless, impulsive, emotionally damaged hero of her time. A menace to stuffy Victorian society, she would die for the cause and kill for a drink," according to Deadline.

The Nevers is billed as a sci-fi epic about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world. Olivia Williams, James Norton, Nick Frost, Denis O'Hare, and Martyn Ford are set to co-star.

According to multiple stars of the series on Instagram, production was set to pick up in September 2020.

Nell Hudson

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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For some Outlander fans, seeing Laoghaire in a film with "massacre" in the title might be just what the doctor ordered. The actress who plays Jamie's one-time wife is set to appear in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel to the 1974 film. Hudson shared the poster on her Instagram earlier this month and teased the film's 2021 release.

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