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Tuesday 5 December 2023

Launch date for series two of hit thriller The Tourist

The highly anticipated second season of "The Tourist" is set to debut on the BBC on New Year's Day. All six episodes will be available for streaming on BBC iPlayer from 6 am on Monday, January 1, with the first episode airing on BBC One at 9 pm. The series will feature the return of Jamie Dornan and Danielle Macdonald, both BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated, and is created and written by Jack and Harry Williams, produced by the acclaimed Two Brothers Pictures.

Against the picturesque backdrop of Ireland, the new season follows Elliot and Helen as they grapple with both allies and adversaries. Their quest to unravel the mysteries of Elliot's past leads them into a longstanding family feud, where they confront the perilous consequences of his previous actions.

The first season of "The Tourist" premiered with a staggering 11.4 million viewers in the UK, earning the title of the most-watched drama of 2022 across all platforms. Internationally, the show garnered widespread attention, being broadcasted on five continents, from South Korea to Scandinavia. It secured three Golden Nymph Awards at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, including the coveted Best Series accolade.

Produced by Two Brothers Pictures, an All3Media company, in association with Stan, ZDF, and All3Media International, the second season is once again helmed by the Williams brothers. Fergus O'Brien directed the opening block, with Johann Perry as Director of Photography. Lisa Mulcahy and Kate Dolan directed blocks two and three, respectively. Alex Mercer serves as the producer, with Louise Kiely as the casting director. The executive producers include Harry and Jack Williams, Sarah Hammond, and Daniel Walker for Two Brothers Pictures, along with Nawfal Faizullah for the BBC and Jamie Dornan. International sales will be handled by All3Media International.

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