Outlander's Lord John Grey is finally in play! Now Starz can start mulling over that spinoff fans have been clamoring for.
The young Redcoat came face to face with Red Jamie (Sam Heughan) in "Je Suis Prest," and he didn't come out looking the better for it. Despite Grey's (Oscar Kennedy) initial failings, those who've read Diana Gabaldon's novels know that he not only becomes one of the Fraser's closest allies, but he's also so popular amongst readers that the writer penned him his own series of historical mysteries.
It is to those very books Starz could turn Outlander's very own spinoff.
"Oddly enough, we always joke about spinoffs, whether it's Lord John or Black Jack [Tobias Menzies] or this person or that person, because there is just so much material," showrunner Ron Moore told The Hollywood Reporter. "[Author] Diana [Gabaldon] gives us so much in the books that you can probably make 10 series and the fans would watch it all."
Unfortunately, Moore can't start thinking about Grey's future until Starz does. He's a little busy fleshing out Outlander's recent ordered third and fourth seasons.
"We haven't really discussed it seriously if we could do that, but that would be something for Starz to order before we could start talking about it seriously," Moore lamented. "But we know there's a whole line of books that Diana wrote about just that one character, so it was great to have his introduction in my script."
Even if premium network never decides to give Lord Grey his own hour, viewers will still see plenty of the secretly gay character when Outlander tackles the Voyager storyline next year.
"Just knowing what's coming up in Voyager, I really enjoyed the Lord John and Jamie dynamic in that book," Moore explained. "It adds a lot to Outlander to have that odd friendship that they forge."
Find out what the future holds for Grey, Jamie, and the Jacobite Rising when Outlander airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET on Starz. Click the video below to see a preview for the series' next episode, "Prestonpans."