Your first look at Jamie Dornan in new BBC thriller The Tourist

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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Ever since The Fall ended five years ago we've been crossing our fingers for another Jamie Dornan thriller series, and it looks like finally we're in luck. The BBC has announced that Dornan will star in an upcoming thriller called The Tourist, an eerie drama set in the Australian outback.

Here's everything we know about The Tourist.

Have we had any teasers for The Tourist?

The BBC revealed our first look at Jamie in character in mid-May 2021, adding more detail about the plot. "Full of shocking, surprising, funny and brutal turns, The Tourist is set in a world populated by quirky, enigmatic characters and off-beat comedy punctuates high-stakes action," they explained.

"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 identify before those who are trying to kill him catch up with him?" Take a look at the stills:

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

What's The Tourist going to be about?

According to an official BBC synopsis the mysterious thriller follows a "British 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."

According to show creators we can expect endless twists and turns in the plot, along with "quirky, enigmatic characters and off-beat black comedy." Sign us up.

Who has been cast in The Tourist?

The Fall's Jamie Dornan leads the cast as the unnamed man, alongside him Danielle Macdonald (Unbelievable, Dumplin') stars as Helen Chambers, a new-to-the-job probationary constable. Lord of The Rings star Hugo Weaving was initially tipped to play Agent Lachlan Rogers, a tough and highly regarded detective inspector leading the Major Crime Unit, but has since left the project due to scheduling issues. Damon Herriman, who played Charles Manson in Mindhunter, has replaced him.

Line of Duty's Shalom Brune-Franklin will star as Luci, a local waitress who inadvertently gets swept up in the story.

Photo credit: Don Arnold - Getty Images
Photo credit: Don Arnold - Getty Images

When is The Tourist being released?

It's still early days for the project, casting is still in progress and filming reportedly isn't set to start for a few months, so we're going to have a while to wait.

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