'Outlander': Lord John Grey spin-off in the offing? Actor David Berry says he'd be 'the last person to know'
When asked if he had read the book series, David said he didn't read it for the spin-off series, but instead for his own character research
The Season 5 premiere of 'Outlander' is just around the corner, and even though fan-favorite character Lord John Grey doesn't really make an appearance in Diana Gabaldon's novel 'The Fiery Cross', in the series, he will be appearing in person throughout the season.
Recently, there have been rumors regarding a Lord John Grey spin-off series. David Berry, who plays the role of Lord John Grey, addressed those rumors, saying if it is true, he'd probably be the last person to know.
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) caught up with the actor himself on the red carpet for the premiere of the series' 5th season and when asked if he could confirm or deny those rumors he said, "You're asking the wrong person. I wouldn't know. I'd probably be the last person to know. I'm always the last person to know I was in this season. I'm the last person to know when I'm on set. I'm generally pretty hopeless like that. So no, don't ask."
When asked if he had read the book series, David said he didn't read it for the spin-off series, but instead for his own character research. "I have read the book series, absolutely."
Adding to that she shared, "I didn't read it for the spinoff. I read it for my own character research. I did it before, I think before Season 4, I had found enough time to read the books. I mean, there's not all that much, but I guess that's more, well kind of slowed radar. I think they're great books that I think, look on the characters are amazing. I think he stands in his own right. What more can I say?"
David also revealed that fans are going to have a lot to look forward to and they are definitely in for a few surprises. "I mean, we don't make this show just as a pure facsimile of the book. We aim to surprise and entertain, and I think fans have a lot to look forward to in this season," David opened up.
Continuing he said, "I think you gonna people will be really blown away by, you know, other characters really growing into their characters this season. You know, we have Roger and Bri that are now the new kind of leading cast. And I think people will be pleasantly surprised by following their narrative."
'Outlander' airs on Starz on Sunday nights at 8/7c. Check your local listings for more information.