Do you ever feel like you need to get some distance to find out who you really are? Sounds like a great plan at first, until you find yourself in the middle of nowhere. That's what things are looking like for Jamie Dornan in this first look at the upcoming thriller, The Tourists.
In the upcoming HBO Max series, Dornan plays The 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."
While the series is billed as a thriller with plenty of action, we will apparently also meet some "quirky, enigmatic" characters that will bring a bit of humor into the mix. It sounds a bit crazy, but maybe The Man himself is crazy. So if he doesn't find out who he was, and who he is, things could go really bad, really fast. No pressure, right?
The Tourist comes from the mind of Emmy award winning production company Two Brothers Pictures (“Baptiste,” “The Missing,” “Fleabag”), created and written by acclaimed writers Harry and Jack Williams for HBO, BBC, Stan and ZDF. Chris Sweeney serves as director and executive producer along with the Williams brothers. Joining them will be fellow producers Christopher Aird and Andrew Benson for Two Brothers Pictures, Tommy Bulfin for the BBC and Lisa Scott. Additional cast members include Danielle Macdonald (“Unbelievable,” “Dumplin’,” “Patti Cakes”), Shalom Brune-Franklin (“Line of Duty,” “Roadkill”), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (“Trapped,” “The Missing”), Alex Dimitriades (“The End,” “The Cry”) and Damon Herriman (“Mindhunter,” “Justified”). Herriman replaces Hugo Weaving as Lachlan Rogers after Weaving had to leave the series.
There is no release date set for the six episode series yet. There are plenty of more updates to come, so keep checking back.
Photo Credit: Ian Routledge/Two Brothers Pictures