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Jamie Dornan Gets Stranded in the Outback in the Trailer for New Stan Thriller Series 'The Tourist'

The six-part Stan series follows a man with amnesia, and also stars Aussie actors Danielle Macdonald, Alex Dimitriades and Damon Herriman.
By Sarah Ward
December 03, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
December 03, 2021
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When 2020 ticked over to 2021, Australians were asked to direct their eyeballs towards a brooding mystery set against our dusty,  yellow-hued landscape. We did just that, and in big numbers, too, with The Dry quickly becoming a huge box-office hit. A year later, when 2021 becomes 2022, we'll be tempted to do something similar — but this time it's a six-part Stan series that strands Jamie Dornan in the outback that'll be demanding our attention to start the new year.

That show is The Tourist, which sees Dornan add another TV role to his resume alongside The Fall, Death and Nightingales, New Worlds and Once Upon a Time. The Irish actor boasts an eclectic filmography — he's highly likely to get nominated for an Oscar next year for his role in nostalgic drama Belfast, in fact, and he hit Aussie screens big and small in the vastly dissimilar Synchronic, Wild Mountain Thyme and Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar this year. For this new part, he plays the titular character, who has no idea why he's in the middle of Australia or even who he is.

Written by brothers Harry and Jack Williams (Angela Black), and hailing from the Emmy-winning production company behind The Missing and Fleabag, The Tourist is a mystery-thriller, so its just-dropped first trailer starts out with an uneasy air — as Dornan's character gets pursued by a tank truck trying that's trying to drive him off the road. Things don't get easier after he wakes up in hospital with no memory, unsurprisingly, or when he's chased by plenty of other folks.

On-screen, Dornan is joined by a heap of familiar faces, including Aussie actors Danielle Macdonald (French Exit), Alex Dimitriades (Total Control) and Damon Herriman (Mindhunter), English-born Australian talent Shalom Brune-Franklin (Line of Duty) and Icelandic American Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Trapped).

You'll be able to binge your way through The Tourist's twists and turns on Sunday, January 2,

Check out the trailer below:

The Tourist will be available to stream via Stan from Sunday, January 2.

Published on December 03, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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