Outlander: STARZ Celebrates Year Of The Dog With Photo of Rollo

Hit STARZ original series Outlander knows what their fans are waiting for during Droughtlander (one of the worst yet, btw).  Last year at the end of season 3 we left Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) on the shores of America, after surviving a hellish storm and shipwreck. Despite a less-than-ideal season, knowing what's (theoretically) to come with season 4 helps keep some optimism.

Maybe you'll recall last year the SUPER IMPORTANT casting announcement of canine character Rollo, who we actually won't meet til season 4.  A pair of Northern Inuit pups were cast as the faithful companion of a Fraser family member, and the show wanted to get the training started quickly for everything the good boi will need to do.

Well, it looks like those pups have grown a bit. The official Outlander twitter account tweeted this image of Rollo now to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and the ringing in of The Year of the Dog.

But seriously HOW HANDSOME IS HE??

Outlander: STARZ Celebrates Year Of The Dog With Photo of Rollo
Our first look at Rollo from the upcoming 4th season of Outlander
Photo courtesy of STARZ

"Outlander" book series creator and author Diana Gabaldon had this to say about the character:

"They look cute, but tough. They should be just right to play Rollo when the time comes. They'd need to growl and look menacing on command, I think, and carry back prey of one kind or another to their master. I assume they wouldn't let them catch things on camera … especially fish, of course."

Editor at Entertainment Weekly Lynette Rice posted this photo of herself on set with one of the furry Rollo actors:

No word yet on the white sow casting.

Outlander will premiere on STARZ sometime this fall.

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

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