/News 19.05.21


First look images of new BBC One, Stan, HBO Max and ZDF mystery series The Tourist show star Jamie Dornan as ‘The Man’ desperately searching for his identity in the rugged outback landscapes of South Australia.

Currently shooting in the Flinders Ranges, the character-driven six-part thriller from Emmy-winning production company Two Brothers Pictures (Baptiste, The Missing, Fleabag), and created and written by acclaimed writers Harry and Jack Williams, is the biggest stand-alone TV production ever to be made in South Australia.

In The Tourist, BAFTA®-nominated Jamie Dornan (A Private War, The Fall, Wild Mountain Thyme) stars as a British man who finds himself in the glowing red heart of the 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

Jamie Dornan in The Tourist, Two Brothers Pictures. Photo by Ian Routledge.

The Tourist also stars Danielle Macdonald (Unbelievable, Dumplin’, Patti Cakes), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Line of Duty, Roadkill), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Trapped, The Missing) and Alex Dimitriades (The End, The Cry). Damon Herriman (Mindhunter, Justified) has also joined the series playing Lachlan Rogers. 

The highly anticipated series, secured for South Australia by local producer Lisa Scott of Highview Productions (Stan Original Film A Sunburnt Christmas, The Hunting) and supported by the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), is the first South Australian production to achieve the Australian Government’s Location Incentive, bringing further international attention to the state as a world class production destination.

Jamie Dornan in The Tourist, Two Brothers Pictures. Photo by Ian Routledge.

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) and Andrew Benson will serve as executive producers for Two Brothers Pictures and Tommy Bulfin (Normal People, Line of Duty, Peaky Blinders) for the BBC. South Australian producer Lisa Scott (A Sunburnt Christmas, The Hunting) will produce and Chris Sweeney (Liar, Back to Life) will executive produce and direct.

The Tourist was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer. International sales will be handled by global partner all3media International.

Featured Image Credit: Jamie Dornan in The Tourist, Two Brothers Pictures. Photo by Ian Routledge.

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