Speaking about his character’s death, Duncan told the publication: “I found out just before the beginning of the season.”
He then explained that, although his character was killed off in the franchise’s second book, he was initially brought on for much longer.
“I was optioned for six seasons,” he revealed. “But yeah, it kind of finally ran its course, and they dropped the bomb on me before we started filming the season.”
Thankfully, Murtagh saw five incredible seasons at the helm of the Fraser clan, alongside his godson Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).