Stan and the BBC have released first look images for the brand new season of the of the smash-hit Stan Original Series The Tourist starring Jamie Dornan and Australia’s own Danielle Macdonald.


Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, together with the BBC, today released first look images of the highly anticipated second season of The Tourist, which will see the return of BAFTA and Golden Globe award nominated Jamie Dornan (Belfast, The Fall) and Danielle Macdonald (Unbelievable, Dumplin’). With the first season being one of the biggest global shows of 2022, the six-part thriller, created and written by Jack and Harry Williams, is produced by the award-winning Two Brothers Pictures (Baptiste, The Missing, Fleabag) for BBC, in association with Stan, ZDF and All3Media International.

The images feature Jamie Dornan who resumes his role as Elliot Stanley, a man looking to rediscover his true identity following his memory loss, alongside Danielle Macdonald, as former police officer Helen Chambers, following their adventure in the Australian Outback.


Set against the striking backdrop of Ireland, in season two the pair are confronted by friends and foes as they attempt to uncover the secrets of Elliot’s past. As Elliot and Helen are dragged into a longstanding family feud, the brand new season introduces a raft of new characters including Detective Ruairi Slater (Conor MacNeill, Industry, The Fall), Niamh Cassidy (Olwen Fouéré, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Northman) and the McDonnell family – Donal (Diarmaid Murtagh, Vikings, Outlander), Orla (Nessa Matthews, Fair City), Fergal (Mark McKenna, Sing Street, One of Us is Lying), and Frank (Francis Magee, Kin, Then You Run).

Full of shocking plot twists and the same off-beat comedy that made season one a global success, The Tourist is set to return next year with even more intriguing characters and intense action.


The brand new season of the Stan Original Series The Tourist is a Two Brothers Pictures (an All3Media company) production for the BBC, in association with Stan, ZDF and All3Media International, and created and written by Harry Williams and Jack Williams (The Missing, Baptiste, Fleabag). Fergus O’Brien (Happy Valley, Gentleman Jack) directs the opening block with Johann Perry (Happy Valley, Gentleman Jack) as DOP, while Lisa Mulcahy (Blood, Years and Years) and Kate Dolan (Kin, You Are Not My Mother) direct block two and three respectively. Alex Mercer (Inside Man, Crossfire) is producer, with Louise Kiely (The Banshees of Inisherin, Normal People) as casting director. Executive producers are Harry and Jack Williams, Sarah Hammond and Daniel Walker for Two Brothers Pictures, with Nawfal Faizullah for the BBC, and Jamie Dornan. Stan Executive Producers are Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie. International sales will be handled by All3Media international.

The brand new season of the Stan Original Series The Tourist premieres in 2024. Every episode of season one is now streaming, only on Stan.

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Six new singles, steamier secrets, shocking scandals and so much more. 🫢 From the producers of Married At First Sight, The Stan Original Dating Series Love Triangle returns for a brand new season October 5, only on Stan. #LoveTriangleOnStan #StanOriginals

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In the press release, it mentions a UK version has been commissioned by Channel 4 for their E4 youth channel.

LOVING all these Australian drama streaming commissions. Keep it up!

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So many of the dramas have a woman as the lead for some reason . Just an observation.

Fair point. I’ve mentioned this before. Seems producers, networks and streaming services are stick in a rut and only trying to appeal to middle aged women.


Scrublands, still in production, reported to air in 2024 seems to be getting a lot of OS interest. It has also been picked up by BBC for BBC Four and BBC iPlayer. It had already been sold to Sundance for North America.

The season finale of #DragRaceDownUnder is nearly here! 👑 Watch the episode this Friday 5pm AEST on Stan, and join us LIVE on TikTok from 5:45pm AEST as we crown Down Under’s Next Drag Superstar and chat with some very special guests. Hosted by Justin Hill. #StanOriginals

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UPDATE 18/9: Danielle Laidley: Two Tribes was launched at Australian Centre of Moving Image at Melbourne’s Federation Square this evening.

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The show has been axed as the result of ongoing writers and actors strikes.

Looks like they are doing a premiere of Caught tonight at the Sydney Opera House.


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L to R: Erik Thomson, Bryan Brown, Ben O’Toole, Lincoln Younes, Matthew Fox, Rebecca Breeds, Kick Gurry, Fayssal Bazzi, Alexander England, Mel Jarnson

The A-list cast of the Stan Original Series *C * A * U * G * H * T * arrived on the steps of the Sydney Opera House this evening for a star-studded premiere event.

Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, rolled out the blue carpet tonight at the Sydney Opera House for the world premiere of the Stan Original Series * C * A * U * G * H * T * premiering tomorrow, only on Stan.

Series director, producer, writer and actor Kick Gurry was joined by the Stan Original Series’ all-star cast, including Golden Globe nominee Matthew Fox, Bryan Brown, Ben O’Toole, Lincoln Younes, Alexander England, Mel Jarnson, Fayssal Bazzi, Rebecca Breeds, Erik Thomson, Rob Carlton, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, The Today Show host Karl Stefanovic alongside Ariel Donoghue and Silvia Colloca.

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L to R: Alexander England, Ben O’Toole, Kick Gurry and Lincoln Younes

Stan Ambassadors Renee Bargh and Beau Ryan hosted the blue carpet, and were joined by notable industry guests and influencers including Richard Roxburgh, Damon Herriman, Jackie O, Luke Mitchell, Richard Wilkins, Tim Minchin, Tom Coquerel, Tai Hara, Tammy Hembrow, Jess Gomes, Bryn Chapman Parish, Justin Hill, Jessica Van Der Leahy, Andrea Solonge, Maddy Macrae, Mark Paguio, Alex Fitzalan and more.

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Bryan Brown and Erik Thomson

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Silvia Colloca and Richard Roxburgh

Our troops aren’t safe. Neither are our DMs. After the Australian Minister of Defence (Erik Thomson) texts a ‘secret file’ to the Princess of Behati-Prinsloo, a small island nation, he sends four Australian soldiers (Gurry, O’Toole, England and Younes) into the war-torn country on a secret mission to retrieve the file.

Mistaken for Americans, they are captured by freedom fighters (Bazzi, Jarnson and Nkono) and produce a hostage video that goes viral. When the soldiers reach celebrity status on social media, they realise that being caught might just be the best thing that could’ve happened to them. They’re about to make search history.

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Mel Jarnson and Rebecca Breeds

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Jasmine and Karl Stefanovic

The Stan Original Series C * A * U * G * H * T * is created, produced and directed by Kick Gurry. Sean Penn executive produces alongside producers John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz (Stan Original Film Gold) from Deeper Water Films, and Brendan Donoghue. CAUGHT** is executive produced by Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie for Stan. The series is produced in association with Fremantle, who will also handle international distribution for the series.

*The Stan Original Series C * A * U * G * H * T * premieres tomorrow, all episodes at once and only on Stan.

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