Outlander star Sam Heughan has issued an exciting update about his latest project.
The Scots actor is set to appear in Channel 4 thriller The Couple Next Door alongside a cast including Eleanor Tomlinson, Pennyworth’s Jessica De Gouw and How To Get Away With Murder’s Alfred Enoch.
The six-part psychological thriller explores the claustrophobic feel of suburbia and the troubles of giving in to romantic desires.
Today, the star, best known for his portrayal of Jamie Fraser in hit time-travelling drama Outlander which is set and filmed in Scotland, told fans that the series will be on screens soon as he revealed he’s attending the Bafta screening of the programme, and he’s feeling “excited”.
Taking to Instagram to post a sweet snap of him cuddling up to Poldark star Eleanor, Sam said: “Excited for the @bafta screening tonight! Such a beautifully talented cast and shot with our excellent Belgian crew, we were welcomed and made to feel very loved.
“The Couple Next Door” will be coming to @channel4 soon. @eagleeyedrama @happyduckfilms ”
Sam also revealed that publicity so far has been low-key due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike In Hollywood over concerns about AI being used in scripts and performance and taking work away from actors.
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It means that union members are prohibited from promoting projects they’ve already filmed, in the form of interviews, premieres, fan expos, press junkets, festivals, and podcast appearances, among other types of publicity. That’s on top of all actors stopping all work on camera and behind the scenes.
Sam added: “(Recently, in solidarity with the @sagaftra strike, we have been unable to promote or work in the industry that we all love. For this UK version of the project we have been given permission. Hoping a resolution is found imminently).
Filming of the eighth and final season of Outlander has also been delayed due to the strikes.
Upon landing the role of Danny in The Couple Next Door, Sam told Channel 4 : “I’m thrilled to be working with Eagle Eye Drama and director Dries Vos again and adding a third series with my STARZ family. Dries has a unique visual flair and I’m sure we’re going to make something special.”