Wednesday, January 27, 2021

HBO Max to Co-Produce Limited Series 'The Tourist' Starring Jamie Dornan

HBO Max will co-produce as the US streaming home for the original limited series The Tourist alongside BBC One, Stan and ZDF. Production will begin shortly in Australia on the 6-episode series.

The series follows a British 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.

Jamie Dornan, Danielle Macdonald, Shalom Brune-Franklin and Hugo Weaving will star.

Harry and Jack Williams created the series. They will executive produce with Christopher Aird, Andrew Benson, Tommy Bulfin and director Chris Sweeney. Two Brothers Pictures and Highview Productions will produce.

"Harry and Jack's talents are as vast as the Australian outback, and this thriller will leave viewers on the edge of their seat piecing together the puzzle," said Jeniffer Kim, Senior Vice President of International Originals, HBO Max. "We are delighted to have Jamie, Danielle, Hugo and Shalom join the cast for this compelling addition to our slate of international original series."

"We're hugely excited about this show," added Harry and Jack Williams. "It's tonally breaking new ground for us and having Jamie Dornan on board is the icing on the Australian cake. Thrilled to be working with Chris Sweeney again as well as the BBC, HBO Max and Stan."