Tobias Menzies has landed a role in Ron Moore’s adaptation of the best-selling Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Gabaldon’s series has sold more then 18 million copies and has appeared on The New York Times’ best-seller list six times. The eighth book in the Outlander series is due for release in the spring
The actor will play Frank Randall and Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall. The series tells the story of Fraser (Sam Heughan) who begins an affair Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who finds herself back in 1743 where she is forced to marry James Fraser, a Scottish warrior.
Menzies currently plays Edmure Tully on HBO’s Game of Thrones and is also known for playing Brutus on HBO’s Rome. He also had parts in Casino Royale and Sundance’s Channel upcoming The Honourable Woman. He also appeared in a recent episode of BBC’s Doctor Who, alongside fellow Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham.
Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore will write the adaptation of the book series; he will also serve as executive producer alongside Jim Kohlberg. Tall Ships Productions, Story Mining & Supply Co. and Left Bank Pictures will produce the drama. Starz picked up the series in June with a 16-epsiode order for 2014.