Jamie Dornan has been facing critical fire for his Irish accent in Wild Mountain Thyme. The actor has been roped in to lead The Tourist which is an Australia-set mystery thriller.
It is by Two Brothers Pictures which is an Emmy-winning production company and is behind Fleabag and The Missing. The six-part series also features Danielle Macdonald, Hugo Weaving, and Shalome Brune-Franklin. HBO Max has boarded it for US rights along with German public broadcaster ZDF.
It will start production later this year and it was commissioned by the BBC and Australian partner Stan in early 2020. Jamie also stars as a British man who will find himself in the glowing red heart of the Australian outback. It is like a chase of cat and mouse that leads to the man waking up in the hospital hurt and alive.
He goes on searching for answers which leads him to the vast and unforgiving outback. Danielle will star as Helen Chambers who will play a probationary constable. While Shalome is set to play Luci who is a waitress who’s swept into the man’s journey for answers. Hugo will play Agent Lachlan Rogers who is one of the highly regarded detective inspectors in Australia.
“The Tourist are some of the most exciting scripts I’ve ever read. I can’t wait to go to Australia with such a talented group of people,” said Jamie. The writers of The Tourist, Harry, and Jack Williams said they are very excited about the show. They explained that it is tonally breaking new ground for them and have Jamie on the cast is like icing on the cake.
The Writers Are Excited About Jamie Dornan Climbing On Board
“We’re hugely excited about this show. It’s tonally breaking new ground for us, and having Jamie Dornan on board is the icing on the Australian cake. Thrilled to be working with Chris Sweeney again as well as the BBC, HBO Max, Stan, and ZDF,” the writers explained.
The Tourist is from Two Brothers Pictures production which is part of All3Medua for the BBC. They are in association with Highview Productions, All3Media International, the South Australian Film Corporation, HBO Max, and ZDF.
The Williams brothers, 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. Lisa Scott (A Sunburnt Christmas, The Hunting) will produce and Chris Sweeney (Liar, Back to Life) will executive produce and direct. It was commissioned by Piers Wenger, director of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, BBC chief content officer.
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