Season 4 Casting: Tim Downie as Governor Tryon
More OUTLANDER Season 4 casting news: Sam Heughan's friend Tim Downie has been cast as Governor William Tryon!
Please note the spelling: it's T-R-Y-O-N. I've seen many people on social media spelling his name as "Tyron" since the news broke yesterday, but that is incorrect.
William Tryon was a real historical figure, who served as governor of the Colony of North Carolina from 1765-1771. The governor's official residence, located in New Bern, NC, is known today as Tryon Palace. (It's worth a visit if you're in the area.) You can read more about Governor Tryon here.
Welcome, Tim! You can follow Tim Downie on Twitter at @TimDownie1.