BBC, Stan and ZDF have co-commissioned a second season of The Tourist, with Jamie Dornan (Belfast, The Fall) and Danielle Macdonald (Unbelievable, Dumplin’) set to reprise their roles.
Produced by Two Brothers Pictures (Baptiste, The Missing, Fleabag) in association with All3Media International, the new season will take place a year on from the events of the first as Dornan and Macdonald’s characters Elliot and Helen travel to Ireland to piece together Elliot’s past life.
The series is created and written by Jack and Harry Williams, who, alongside Daniel Walker (Dinosaur, Boat Story) and Sarah Hammond (Fleabag, Back to Life, Boat Story), serve as executive producers for Two Brothers Pictures. Nawfal Faizullah executive produces for the BBC. Fergus O’Brien (Happy Valley season three, Gentleman Jack, The A Word) is directing the opening block.
“The Tourist was unlike anything we’d written before, and we’re hugely grateful for the incredible response to series one,” the Williams brothers said. “It’s been an exciting journey getting stuck into that world again with the quirky characters that were so loved and seeing where we could take them next, whilst continuing to deliver a tonally unique and off-beat drama.”
“Series two of The Tourist will surprise and delight viewers in the same way that the first did so successfully,” noted executive producers Hammond and Walker. “With comedy embedded throughout the dark and thrilling narrative, we’re sure this series will continue to appeal to a wide audience and are excited to explore that in a different setting.”
Dornan said, “I’m incredibly excited to continue the story with The Tourist. Harry and Jack Williams are brilliant writers, and I can’t wait for audiences to see how well Ireland and its characters are utilized to keep them guessing as the tale progresses…”
“I’m so excited to team up with Jamie again and return for another wild adventure with an amazing cast and crew,” Macdonald added. “Jack and Harry Williams are brilliant story tellers and it’s exciting to see what their minds will come up with next.”