Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today announced with the BBC, the start of production for season two of the hugely successful Stan Original Series The Tourist.
With season one having launched with 11.4 million viewers in the UK, the six-part thriller is created and written by Jack and Harry Williams and produced by award-winning Two Brothers Pictures for Stan and BBC One and iPlayer, in association with ZDF and All3Media International.
Joining BAFTA and Golden Globe award nominated Jamie Dornan (Belfast, The Fall, Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar) and Danielle Macdonald (Unbelievable, Dumplin’, Patti Cakes) is Conor MacNeill (Industry, The Fall, No Offence), Olwen Fouéré (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Northman, The Survivalist), Francis Magee (Justice League, Then You Run, White Lines), Mark McKenna (Sing Street, One of Us is Lying, Wayne), Diarmaid Murtagh (Vikings, Outlander, Sons of Liberty), and Nessa Matthews (Neon, HEN). Series two also sees Greg Larsen (At Home Alone Together) reprise his role as Ethan Krum.
After their adventure in the Australian Outback, the epic second series of the Stan Original Series The Tourist, follows Dornan and Macdonald’s characters Elliot and Helen as they travel to Ireland together. In an attempt to rediscover Elliot’s roots following his memory loss, they’re dragged into the dangerous whirlwind of his past life and are confronted by friends and foes both old and new, including Niamh Cassidy (Olwen Fouéré) and the McDonnell family – Donal (Diarmaid Murtagh), Orla (Nessa Matthews), Fergal (Mark McKenna), and Frank (Francis Magee). Detective Ruairi Slater (Conor MacNeill) becomes embroiled in the crossfire between the McDonnells and the Cassidys as the secrets of the family rivalry unravel.
Stan Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said: ‘The first season of The Tourist was a great success and one of our most watched shows on Stan ever. With the announcement of the new cast confirmed to join Jamie Dornan and Danielle Macdonald, we know season two will once again thrill our Australian audiences. We are delighted to be working with BBC One and Two Brothers Pictures to deliver more world class original content.’
Harry and Jack Williams, Writers and Managing Directors of Two Brothers Pictures said: ‘We’re so excited to take Elliot and Helen to Ireland, where they will meet a host of dark and off beat new characters. With a stellar cast to match, we can’t wait for it all to be brought to life.’
Sarah Hammond and Daniel Walker, Executive Producers for Two Brothers Pictures said: ‘Harry and Jack create worlds and characters like no one else – and this series of The Tourist is no different. We’re delighted to have drawn such a talented cast and crew to deliver on this fresh and exciting second series.’
The Stan Original Series The Tourist series two is a Two Brothers Pictures (an All3Media company) production for the BBC, in association with Stan, ZDF, and All3Media International created and written by Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing, Baptiste, Fleabag). Fergus O’Brien (Happy Valley, Gentleman Jack) directs the opening block with Johann Perry (Happy Valley, Gentleman Jack) as DOP, while Lisa Mulcahy (Blood, Years and Years) and Kate Dolan (Kin, You Are Not My Mother) direct block two and three respectively. Alex Mercer (Inside Man, Crossfire) is producer, with Louise Kiely (The Banshees of Inisherin, Normal People) as casting director. Executive producers are Harry and Jack Williams, Daniel Walker and Sarah Hammond for Two Brothers Pictures, with Nawfal Faizullah for the BBC, and Jamie Dornan. International sales will be handled by All3Media international.
The second season of the Stan Original Series The Tourist is currently in production.