Fans have been relying on Sam and co-star Caitriona Balfe, who plays Claire Fraser, for news on how Outlander season five filming is coming along.
However, they were given a huge tease yesterday as the Starz show’s Twitter page announced they were going to reveal a brand new cast member.
Teasing the nature of the cast member, they posted: “We have a very im-purr-tent casting announcement… who could it be?!”
Fans were left desperate to know who the big reveal was going to be and it was not long before they found out.
The show then revealed the new cast member was Adso – the Frasers new cat.
Alongside a photo of Jamie and Adso, they announced: “Clan, meet our wee ADSO.”
In the source books, Adso is Claire’s cat after Jamie brings it home for her after spotting it by the side of the road on his way home.
Fans were going wild for the announcement and how cute he was.
One fan replied: “Adso is ADORABLE!!! It’s what we’ve been waiting for to see. Could we also see wee Adso with his Mama?”
Another added: “THAT SWEET FLUFFY ANGEL!!!!!!!!!”
A third fan even cut Jamie star Sam out of the photo because Adso was so cute: “Sorry @SamHeughan but I had to cut it off from the picture because I’m in love with Adso.”
As soon as Outlander fans are cutting out Jamie, it becomes clear this is big news.
In the books, the inspiration for the name Adso was Jamie’s mother’s cat and he then passed that onto Claire’s cat.
He is also not the first animal to join the cast in recent seasons after Ian Murray’s (played by John Bell) dog Rollo was introduced in season four.
Meanwhile, Adso might not be the only addition to the Outlander season five cast.
Sam Heughan teased a huge Friends crossover in a recent Instagram post and fans were all for it.
Legendary Friends star Aisha Tyler, who played Dr Charlie Wheeler, was on set and snapped photos alongside the Jamie and Claire Fraser stars.
On set the excitement is building for the new season and the cast revealed a video teasing what is to come for the Fraser clan.
Caitriona revealed: “Fraser’s Ridge is going to continue to be a big part of our story.”
While Jamie actor Sam added: “Themes of home and family are still very central.”
Outlander season five is due to air next year on Starz and Amazon Prime.