Australian actor David Berry has been roped in to play the role of Lord John Grey in the popular TV drama series “Outlander”.

Grey is a former British soldier-turned-Ardsmuir Prison governor, who will build up dubious friendship with the incarcerated Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), in the upcoming third season of the show, reports

The character is described as “a steadfast and honorable British subject, torn between a finely-honed sense of familial duty and a strong moral compass of right and wrong. He is boyishly handsome with an upper class rearing – the consummate gentleman. However, a scandal from his past has relegated Lord John to an undesirable position as governor of a desolate prison in Northern Scotland”.

The third season will be based on “Voyager”, the third novel in author Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling series.

“Outlander” will return with Season 3 in 2017, but the exact date is yet to be announced.