Outlander fans go wild after confirmation that these book characters will appear in season seven

Are you ready to meet the Hunters?

Popular time-travel drama Outlander is known and loved for its incredible cast which just keeps getting bigger and better. Although Sam Heughan and Caitríona Balfe will always be the stars, it seems that some new faces will be introduced in the new season. 

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While the identities of the actors taking on the roles is being kept firmly under wraps by Starz for now, it seems that some fans have worked out that we will finally see the Hunter family in the new episodes, which began shooting in Scotland back in March and is set to air sometime next year.

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Readers familiar with Diana Gabaldon’s series of books on which the show is based will be familiar with the characters of Denzel Hunter and his sister Rachel Hunter, who play a large role in the seventh instalment, An Echo in the Bone - but no spoilers here!

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Eagle-eyed fans have spotted two actors - one male and one female - who appear to be playing the brother and sister duo shooting scenes on the outskirts of Glasgow this week. What’s more, The National has reported that there is also a trailer which bears the name of the character ‘Denzel Hunter’, confirming that one of the new characters is indeed who fans think it is.

In photos obtained by fans, the pair appear to be shooting a scene where they are riding horses through the forest, which could potentially be the moment where they leave their small Quaker settlement to travel North with one of Denzel’s former patients, William Ransom.

Are you looking forward to Outlander season seven?

William, who it has been confirmed will be played by The Murdoch Mysteries actor Charles Vandervaart, is, of course, Jamie’s son, who is set to be finally reunited with his father in the new episodes.

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Reacting to the photos, one said: "Pretty sure that’s our Rachel and Denzel Hunter." Another wrote: "Rachel & Denzel??!!! I cannot wait!!!" and a third thrilled fan joked: "Thee is not ready, Friend."

As fans know, the Hunters part ways with William in New Jersey before making acquaintance with the Frasers when they join the Continental Army at Fort Ticonderoga. The four quickly become friends, which sets into motion some interesting dynamics between the two families. 

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