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Jamie Dornan reprises his role as Elliot in season two of mystery drama The Tourist which has started production in Dublin Ireland. In an effort to uncover Elliot’s roots, the series moves on from its former Australian outback setting. In addition to familiar faces such as Danielle Macdonald as Helen Chamber and Greg Larsen ad Ethan Krum, the new season will feature some new cast additions.

“We’re so excited to take Elliot and Helen to Ireland, where they will meet a host of dark and off beat new characters,” said Harry and Jack Williams. “With a stellar cast to match, we can’t wait for it all to be brought to life.”

Created and written by Jack and Henry Williams, the series will continue on the trail of rediscovering Elliot’s past but soon find themselves in a dispute between two families and get wrapped up in Elliot’s less than savoury past. Joining the cast will be Conor MacNeil of The FallTexas Chainsaw Massacre’s Olwen Fouéré, Francis Magee of Justice League, Mark McKenna of Sing Street, Diarmaid Murtagh of Vikings and Neon’s Nessa Matthews.

Lindsay Salt, BBC director of Drama, added: “I could not be happier to welcome the phenomenon that is ‘The Tourist’ back to BBC One and iPlayer. With an ingenious new adventure from the dazzling minds of Harry and Jack Williams, things are about to get even wilder for Elliot and Helen.”

Fergus O’Brien of Happy Valley will direct the opening block alongside Johann Perry of Gentleman Jack as DOP. Following on for block two and three respectively, Lisa Mulcahy of Years and Years and Kate Dolan from Kin will direct. The Williams’ award-winning company Two Brothers Pictures will be represented by executive producers Harry and Jack Williams, Daniel Walker and Sarah Hammond, as well as Nawal Faizullah for the BBC and Jamie Dornan, with Alex Mercer producing.

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