The BBC has announced the cast for the upcoming mystery thriller The Tourist from Two Brothers Pictures (Fleabag).
The six-part series, written by Harry and Jack Williams, will chart one man’s search for his identity in the vast expansive plains of the Australian outback.
Jamie Dornan (The Fall) will lead the series as a British man who finds himself being followed on the dust tracks of the Australian outback by a tank truck attempting to force him off the road.
A tense cat-and-mouse pursuit ensues, resulting in the British man lying injured in a hospital bed with no idea who he is. As he attempts to escape being hunted by merciless figures from his past, The Man is driven to the unforgiving outback in search of answers.
Danielle Macdonald (Unbelievable) will star as the inexperienced Probationary Constable Helen Chambers, with Shalom Brune-Franklin (Line of Duty) joining the cast as Luci, a waitress who is drawn into The Man’s journey. Hugo Weaving (Lord Of The Rings) is set to play Agent Lachlan Rogers, the head of Major Crime for the state police who is one of the most renowned detectives in the country.
Combining black comedy with high-stakes action, The Tourist will portray a world populated with quirky and enigmatic characters and a narrative brimming with shocking twists and hilarious turns.
Jamie Dornan commented: “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.”
The writers and Managing Directors of Two Brothers Pictures, Harry and Jack Williams, added: “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. We're thrilled to be working with Chris Sweeney again as well as the BBC, HBO Max and Stan.”