Outlander Season 6 Star Says New Characters Bring "Sense of Uncertainty and Danger"

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The long-awaited Outlander Season 6 is almost here, and it will see The Christies, a new family settle on Fraser's Ridge in North Carolina. Their arrival comes with serious religious conflicts.

As shown in the 80-minute first episode of Season 6, the Protestant Tom Christie (played by Mark Lewis Jones) spent time in prison with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a, frequently had disputes with him and the other Catholic convicts. Tom Christie will arrive with his children, Allan and Malva, played by Alexander Vlahos and Jessica Reynolds, respectively.

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Now, Outlander star Richard Rankin, who plays Jamie’s son-in-law Roger MacKenzie, talked to RadioTimes.com about how faith is a major theme in the new season: "We're going to see some religious elements being brought into the show and questions [asked] of people's faith and where it lies. 

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"Tom Christie brings in such a staunch devout approach to Christianity, and his methods of teaching and keeping that line among the community are certainly questioned by Roger," Rankin said. "So immediately, you get that feeling that there's some sort of tension that's going to build between the Christies and the Frasers/MacKenzies."

"It’s always fun to have new characters, new relationships, potential drama and conflict unfolding. I think the Christies are a particularly interesting bunch – they bring with them a sense of uncertainty and danger.

"That's one of the many ways in which Outlander holds itself up so successfully, its guest characters and its guest actors, and I think this is one of the best [seasons] to be honest."

Outlander Season 6 is set to premiere on Starz on March 6. It will be available to stream on Netflix in select regions after it airs on Starz. Check out everything we know about Outlander Season 6 so far here.