Fifty Shades of grey‘s Jamie Dornan will be returning for a second series of The tourist.
More than a year after the twisty drama series premiered on BBC One, the channel has confirmed more than the missing writers Harry and Jack Williams’ The touristwith the show moving from Australia to Ireland.
The original season revolved around a Northern Irish man waking up in Australia with total amnesia, leading to a game of cat and mouse with mysterious figures chasing him across Oz.
Easy It is poker faceDanielle Macdonald will also return as Elliot’s (Dornan) new friend Helen as they travel to Ireland to rediscover their family history.
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Elliot is hopeful that looking back to his roots will jog his memory, but before long he is forced to face his demons and dangerous forces from his past.
“I’m incredibly excited to continue the story with The tourist”, said Dornan. “Harry and Jack Williams are brilliant writers, and I can’t wait for audiences to see how Ireland and its characters are used to keep them guessing as the story progresses…”
Macdonald added: “I am so excited to be joining Jamie again and returning for another wild adventure with an incredible cast and crew. Jack and Harry Williams are brilliant storytellers and it is exciting to see what their minds come up with next.”
The BBC has confirmed that production will begin in Dublin on six new episodes of The tourist beginning of this month of April.
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“The tourist it was unlike anything we’d written before and we are immensely grateful for the incredible response to the first season,” wrote the Williamses.
“It’s been an exciting journey to get trapped in that world again with the quirky characters that were so beloved, and to see where we could take them next, as we continue to deliver tonally unique and out-of-the-ordinary drama.”
The tourist does not yet have a BBC release window. In the United States, the series was broadcast on HBO Max.