Izzy Meikle-Small And Joey Phillips Join The Cast Of OUTLANDER As Rachel + Denzell Hunter In The Upcoming Season Of The Hit Starzplay Series | The Fan Carpet

Izzy Meikle-Small And Joey Phillips Join The Cast Of OUTLANDER As Rachel + Denzell Hunter In The Upcoming Season Of The Hit Starzplay Series

27 June 2022

STARZPLAY, the international premium streaming service from STARZ, is pleased to announce the casting of Izzy Meikle-Small (Never Let Me Go) as “Rachel Hunter” and Joey Phillips (Billy Elliot) as “Dr. Denzell Hunter” in the upcoming seventh season of its popular series “Outlander.”

They join the previously announced Charles Vandervaart as the newest cast members, alongside returning fan-favourites Caitríona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin and John Bell. The season six finale of “Outlander” aired 1 May and production on season seven began in Scotland in April.

Fans of the book series will be familiar with the two new characters, who are brother and sister. Rachel and Denzell are Quakers whose quiet country life is changed when Young Ian (Bell) arrives at their farm with a sick and injured William Ransom (Vandervaart). Dr. Denzell Hunter has been trained in medicine in Boston and London. As a firm believer in liberty, he is preparing to join the Revolutionary Army as a surgeon. His younger sister Rachel is modest but shows flashes of a fiery spirit that attracts the admiration of both William and Young Ian.

“We’re excited to welcome Izzy and Joey to the ‘Outlander’ family and can’t wait for fans to see how these two fantastic actors bring Rachel and Denzell to life,” says Matthew B. Roberts, showrunner, writer and executive producer.

The “Outlander” television series is inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, which have sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, with all nine of the books gracing the New York Times best-seller list. The “Outlander” television series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance, and adventure in one amazing tale.

Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Luke Schelhaas, Andy Harries and Jim Kohlberg executive produce. “Outlander” is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.



About Izzy Meikle-Small
Izzy Meikle-Small is best known for portraying young Kathy H. in the 2010 film Never Let Me Go. In December 2011, Meikle-Small was also in the BBC miniseries “Great Expectations where she played young Estella. She appeared in the 2012 film Private Peaceful as young Molly and young Ravenna in the 2012 fantasy film Snow White and the Huntsman. In July 2014, Meikle-Small played Molly in Pudsey the Dog: The Movie. Recent credits include Another Mother’s Son and she has been producing her own short films including Not a Mourning Person. 

About Joey Phillips
Rising star Joey Phillips, graduated from Guildhall in 2014 and since then has been seen in theatre in A Christmas Carol (Royal Shakespeare Company), Breaking The Code (Salisbury Playhouse) Richard III (Shakespeare Rose Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Rose Theatre), Stud (The Vault Theatre), Who Cares? (Lowry Theatre Manchester), A View From The Bridge (Gate Theatre Dublin), Of Gods & Monsters (Southwark Playhouse) and Billy Elliott (Working Title / Palace Theatre).

Phillips television credits include: “Doctors” (BBC), “Casualty” (BBC), “Holby City” (BBC), “The Royal” (Yorkshire Television), “The Accused” (BBC) and “Half Moon Investigates” (BBC). He also had a small role in the 2011 film My Angel (CK Films).

STARZPLAY subscribers have access to an exclusive line-up of premium programming, including STARZ Original series the same day they launch in the U.S. Slate highlights feature the time-travel romance series “Outlander,” the explosive “Power” Universe from Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson;  dark comedy “Shining Vale” with Courteney Cox; and “Gaslit,” the highly anticipated, modern take on America’s Watergate scandal, starring Academy Award® winners Julia Roberts and Sean Penn. Acquired standout series include “Godfather of Harlem,” the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, starring Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker; the genre-bending period dramedy “The Great” starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult and the post-apocalyptic limited series “Station Eleven,” based on the best-selling novel of the same name; plus a blockbuster movie library featuring thousands of hours of entertainment viewing.

How to access STARZPLAY in the UK:

  • The STARZPLAY App for iOs and Android is available for download on the iPhone and iPad, as well as on a wide range of Android supported devices. Up to four users can watch simultaneously and enjoy offline downloads of select shows and movies. App users can enjoy personalized recommendations of shows and movies based on users’ previous viewing interests and select their preferred language for audio or captions.
  • STARZPLAY is available on Prime Video Channels via the Prime Video App to watch anytime, anywhere on smart TVs, iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and games consoles and through the web
  • Subscribers to the STARZPLAY channel on the Apple TV App can watch online or enjoy offline downloads of their favourite shows and movies available through STARZPLAY, which is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and select Samsung smart TVs.
  • Virgin TV customers who add the STARZPLAY subscription to their package will be able to view the content by pressing Home on their V6 remote control and then clicking On Demand followed by Box Sets.
  • STARZPLAY is available on Roku® Streaming Players and Roku TV™ models.
  • STARZPLAY is accessible via the Rakuten TV pre-installed app on Smart TVs and its branded remote control across the main TV manufacturers, allowing users direct access to the platform.
  • STARZPLAY subscribers can use their credentials to access the direct-to-consumer app on LG Smart TVs.
  • STARZPLAY subscribers can use their credentials to access the direct-to-consumer app on LG Smart TVs.

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STARZ continues to grow its global footprint with its ongoing expansion of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform. STARZPLAY’s rapid expansion into more than 63 countries since its launch in May of 2018 is driven by its ability to provide subscribers access to the “best in global SVOD.” The content offering is comprised of the entire catalogue of STARZ premium content, with upcoming STARZ Originals airing exclusively on STARZPLAY day-and-date with the US, exclusive award-winning and critically acclaimed first-run series and a vast library of blockbuster feature films. STARZPLAY is available through its direct-to-consumer app in 13 countries; on global digital broadcast services, multi-channel video distributors, telecommunications companies; and other online and digital platforms across its footprint in Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia.

STARZ, a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ® service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 60 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating a robust portfolio of wholly-owned and joint-venture production companies across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. SPT is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.

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