BBC has renewed ‘The Tourist’ starring Jamie Dornan and Shalom Brune-Franklin for a second season, screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams will pen the script. The series is the highest-rating drama of 2022 so far, having launched with 12 million viewers and the series became the third most successful drama launch for the iPlayer.
The series follows Jamie Dornan as a British man who has amnesia after he is pursued by a vast tank truck trying to drive him off the road in the Australian outback, leaving him with no idea of who he is, but with merciless figures from his past stopping at nothing to see him dead.
In an interview with Radio Times Magazine, the BBC’s Chief Content Office Charlotte Moore enthused about the intriguing – and darkly comedic – series and pointed out the impressive viewing figures.
“In its first 30 days, 12 million people watched The Tourist – that’s twice as big as the largest show, Stay Close, on Netflix.
“The power that the BBC has to reach millions of people is far greater than we perhaps realize,” she added.
‘Vigil,’ ‘The Responder,’ ‘Time’ also renewed for second seasons at BBC.