/News 25.01.21


South Australia’s screen production boom just keeps getting bigger, with Stan Original Series The Tourist set to start shooting in the state in early 2021 starring Jamie Dornan (A Private War, The Fall, Wild Mountain Thyme).

Stan, along with BAFTA-nominated and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning production company Two Brothers Pictures (Baptiste, The Missing, Fleabag) headed up by acclaimed writers Harry and Jack Williams, today announced Dornan as the lead in the six-part thriller, which charts one man’s search for his identity. HBO Max has also been confirmed as the US partner, after the series was first announced by Stan and BBC ONE last year.

Joining Dornan in the star-studded cast are Danielle Macdonald (Stan Original Film I Am WomanUnbelievable), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Line of DutyRoadkill) and Hugo Weaving (The Lord of The Rings, Patrick Melrose).

Filming of the series will commence in South Australia in autumn 2021, with $3.6 million in support from the Australian Federal Government’s Location Incentive program. The shoot is expected to take place predominantly in regional areas of South Australia, with filming also planned for Adelaide.

The Tourist is supported under the South Australian Film Corporation’s Screen Production Fund and PDV Rebate, and the Australian Government’s $400 million boost to the Location Incentive to create a pipeline of international projects, which will generate tens of thousands of Australian jobs in the screen industry over the next seven years.

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said the mystery-packed, international thriller is the biggest television production ever to be made in South Australia and will create over 120 jobs for local cast and crew, and inject millions into the economy. 

“The series is also the first production to secure the Federal Government’s Location Incentive to locate to the state, further cementing South Australia’s international reputation as a world class filming and production destination.”

The Tourist are some of the most exciting scripts I’ve ever read. I can’t wait to go to Australia with such a talented group of people.”

Jamie Dornan, Actor, The Tourist

The Tourist is a Two Brothers Pictures (an all3media company) production for the BBC, in association with, Highview Productions, all3media international, the South Australian Film Corporation and Stan. The 6×60 drama has been written by Harry and Jack Williams (Baptiste, The Widow, The Missing), who alongside Christopher Aird (Baptiste, Liar, Cheat) and  Andrew Benson will serve as executive producers, for Two Brothers Pictures and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. Lisa Scott (A Sunburnt ChristmasThe Hunting) will produce and Chris Sweeney (Back To Life, Liar) will direct. International sales will be handled by all3media international.

Read the full media release here.

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