Netflix has secured the streaming rights to Jamie Dornan's thriller series The Tourist about an amnesiac man who wakes up in an Australian hospital and must figure out who he is and what happened to him.
The first season of The Tourist was produced for the BBC, with United States viewers able to watch the show through Max (formerly HBO Max). It also released on Stan and ZDF. Two Brothers Pictures produced the series in association with Highview Productions, the South Australian Film Corporation, and All3Media International.
The Tourist was successful enough to garner a second series, also six episodes,which will premiere on the BBC on Jan. 1, 2024. What a perfect way to bring in the new year! Those living outside of the United Kingdom will have to wait until Feb. 2024 to watch the show as Netflix has obtained exclusive streaming rights to the series in territories outside of the UK.
- The Tourist season 1 comes to Netflix on Feb. 1, 2024
- The Tourist season 2 comes to Netflix on Feb. 29, 2024
In case you missed it, The Tourist has been removed from Max in the US, so there isn't a way to watch it in the states right now. Thankfully, the wait won't be too long before both seasons are on Netflix, marking the first time season 2 will be available in the US.
What is The Tourist about?
Besides Jamie Dornan, The Tourist also stars Danielle Macdonald, Shalom Brune-Franklin, and Greg Larsen. The series was created and written by Harry and Jack Williams.
Dornan's character is known as "The Man" in the first season. He's from Northern Ireland and after a car crash he wakes up in an Australian hospital with no memory of who he is or what happened to him to make him end up in the outback. In the second season, he heads back to Ireland with Helen (Macdonald) to learn more about his past.
Here's the loglines for both seasons:
- Season 1: When a man (Jamie Dornan) wakes up in the Australian outback with no memory, he must use a few clues to discover his identity before his past catches up with him.
- Season 2: Elliot (Jamie Dornan) and Helen (Danielle Macdonald) travel to Ireland to find answers about Elliot’s identity, but instead, they are forced to face the dangerous consequences of his past actions.