‘Outlander’ Casts Hannah James, Tanya Reynolds as Dunsany Sisters

Outlander stars Hannah James and Tayna Reynolds
Hannah James and Tanya Reynolds join Starz’ ‘Outlander’ cast.

Apparently the casting process isn’t quite complete for Starz’ Outlander season three. The network confirmed Hannah James and Tanya Reynolds have joined the cast as Geneva Dunsany and Isobel Dunsany, respectively. Season three of the popular dramatic series is based on Diana Gabaldon’s third book in the Outlander series, Voyager. Filming is currently underway in Scotland and will eventually move to South Africa for shooting in 2017. Season three will consist of 13 one-hour episodes.

In addition to announcing the casting, Starz provided the following details on the Dunsany sisters:

– Eldest daughter Geneva is as beautiful as she is headstrong. Yet she’s also petulant, spoiled and demanding of the servants at their home- Helwater. Geneva’s accustomed to getting exactly what she wants when she wants it. Underneath however she has a vulnerability — even a naiveté — due to her sheltered life. Geneva will be played by Hannah James who attended the Guildford School of Acting in England and received her BA Honors in Acting. She was signed with Bloomfields Welch Management in London during the spring of 2014 and became GSA’s Spotlight Nominee for that graduating year’s class. Several months later, she made the jump back across the pond to pursue her acting career in LA. After working with WME and Luber Roklin Management for three months, Hannah landed the role of Emma Green in Mercy Street, coincidentally filmed in her home state, just an hour from her childhood home in Virginia.

– Isobel, Geneva’s younger sister, is warm, friendly and genuine. Though more plain than her sister, Isobel is inherently more likeable and compassionate towards others. Tanya Reynolds, who will play Isobel, graduated from The Oxford School of Drama in 2015, and has since played a lead role in feature film Fanny Lye Deliver’d, opposite Maxine Peake and Charles Dance, set to be released next year. She has also just finished filming a lead role in a new drama for Sky One called Delicious, opposite Dawn French.

The Season 3 Plot: The story picks up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies). Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart… as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: when they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?