Airdate: The Tourist
Six-part mystery-thriller stars Jamie Dornan, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Alex Dimitriades and Damon Herriman.
Australian-UK co-production The Tourist, starring Jamie Dornan, will premiere 2 January on Stan.
Created and written by Harry and Jack Williams, (Baptiste, The Missing, Fleabag) the six-part mystery-thriller also stars Danielle Macdonald (Unbelievable, Dumplin’, Patti Cake$), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Line of Duty, Roadkill), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Trapped, The Missing), Alex Dimitriades (The End, The Cry) and Damon Herriman (Mindhunter, Justified).
The series was filmed in South Australia.
The Tourist sees Jamie Dornan (Belfast, The Fall) star as a British man (‘The Man’) who finds himself in the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, being pursued by a vast tank truck trying to drive him off the road. An epic cat and mouse chase unfolds and The Man later wakes in hospital, hurt, but somehow alive – except he has no idea who he is. With merciless figures from his past pursuing him, The Man’s search for answers propels him through the vast and unforgiving outback.
Full of shocking, surprising, funny and brutal turns, The Tourist is set in a world populated by enigmatic characters, with off-beat comedy punctuating high-stakes action. At its heart, however, is a story of self-discovery with a ticking timebomb underneath: as The Man starts to uncover the mystery of who he was, he’s also forced to ask who he is now – and fast. Will he unlock the secrets of his identity before those who are trying to kill him catch up with him?
The Tourist is a Two Brothers Pictures (an All3Media company) production for the BBC, in association with Highview Productions, All3Media International, the South Australian Film Corporation, HBO Max, Stan and ZDF. The 6×60 drama has been written by BAFTA®-nominated and Emmy®-winning producers and screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams (Baptiste, The Missing, Liar), who alongside Christopher Aird (Baptiste, Liar, Clique) serve as executive producers for Two Brothers Pictures. The Tourist is executive produced by Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie for Stan and Tommy Bulfin (Normal People, Line of Duty, Peaky Blinders) for the BBC. Produced by Lisa Scott (Stan Original Film A Sunburnt Christmas, The Hunting), the series is directed by Chris Sweeney (Liar, Back to Life) and Daniel Nettheim (Line of Duty, Halifax: Retribution). Chris Sweeney also serves as an executive producer. The Tourist was commissioned for the BBC by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer. International sales are handled by global partner All3Media International.
Sunday January 2 on Stan.