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Outlander Star David Berry Opens Up on a Potential Lord John Grey Spin-off

David Berry Opens Up in a Potential Lord John Grey Spin-off

David Berry Opens Up in a Potential Lord John Grey Spin-off
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Could the gay character finally get his own show?

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Now this is fighting for gay rights.

David Berry has won over the hearts of audiences with his portrayal of fan-favorite character Lord John Grey in the massively popular series Outlander.

Grey is a powerful role on the show as he's a closeted homosexual during a time when sodomy was a crime punishable by death. The character is also the protagonist of his own Outlander spin-off book series, so fans are hoping one day Lord John's own TV show could happen.

"I love the love for Lord John. That's a great thing to feel. I feel really privileged to play a character that has his own book series and a lot of fan love for the character. As for the rest, that's all out of my hands. I'll just leave that to the universe," Berry tells PRIDE.

Although fans are waiting for a potential spin-off to be announced, the new season of Outlander is promising plenty of dramatic moments for the lovable character.

"He really is going to get crushed this season. Fans can take a bit of perverse pleasure in seeing Lord John having to be dismantled and lose his manners and really struggle with some big things this season," Berry says.

Lord John isn't the only character facing intense battles on the seventh season. Charles Vandervaart joins the show as an adult William Ransom.

"I think he still has a lot of growing to do. He hasn't really experienced life outside his privileged life in England," Vandervaart says. "Now, he's going to America and the American Revolution is about to begin. He's very eager to fight, but I think that's a bit misguided. He doesn't know what the world can be. There's a lot in store for him this season."

John Bell is also continuing Ian Murray's traumatic journey in the upcoming episodes. Bell is an out and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and beyond proud to bring his talents to the hit show.

"This is Outlander, it's never going to be easy for our characters. There's always going to be something on the horizon that's going to throw them. Ian's got his fair share of problems and people that he's going to have to deal with. I'm very proud to get to play a character that's also so different to me. Outlander takes up a lot of my life, but I look forward to maybe getting to play some LGBTQ characters in the future," Bell says.

The seventh season of Outlander premieres this Friday on STARZ. To see the full interview with David Berry, John Bell, and Charles Vandervaart, check out the video below.

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Ricky Cornish is an on-air correspondent for Equal Pride, where he's breaking down the latest in pop culture for Out Magazine, Pride.com, Plus Magazine, The Advocate, and Out Traveler.

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Ricky Cornish is an on-air correspondent for Equal Pride, where he's breaking down the latest in pop culture for Out Magazine, Pride.com, Plus Magazine, The Advocate, and Out Traveler.

Based in Las Vegas, Ricky can be seen interviewing the biggest celebrities at red carpets and premiere events around the city.

To follow Ricky and see what's trending, you can follow him on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, andYouTube.