Filming of a new mystery thriller series, The Tourist, will commence in South Australia in autumn 2021 staring Jamie Dornan, Shalom Brune-Franklin and Hugo Weaving.
The Tourist, a co-production for BBC One and Stan, and produced by Two Brothers Pictures in association with Highview Productions, is a six-part drama series following a man who, after losing his memory, is on a quest to unlock the secrets of his identity before those who are trying to kill him catch up with him.
Filming is expected to take place predominantly in regional areas of South Australia, with filming also planned for Adelaide, with significant benefits flowing to regional economies.
Premier, Steven Marshall said the 17-week shoot will be the biggest television production ever to be made in South Australia and will create over 120 jobs for local cast and crew.
“Securing The Tourist is a real coup for South Australia – not only will it create hundreds of local jobs, it will put South Australia’s remarkable landscape on show right around the world,” Premier Marshall said.
“The Tourist will inject an estimated $12.1 million into our local economy and provide opportunities to showcase the skills of our local crew here in SA.
“I commend the extraordinary capability of South Australian Producer Lisa Scott in bringing this international BBC and Stan production to our State.”
Lisa Scott, producer on The Tourist, said, “We are delighted to bring this large-scale production to South Australia with the incredible support from the Federal and State Governments. The extraordinary landscape of the Flinders Ranges, which are the lands of the Adnyamathanha people, is some of the oldest country in the world and will be an essential part of The Tourist.”
Harry and Jack William, Writers and Managing Directors of Two Brothers Pictures said, “The Tourist is a departure from anything we’ve written before. It isn’t an easy show to categorise – so we won’t. We are, however, hugely excited to have Chris Sweeney on board as director, and to be making this for the BBC and Stan. We’re thankful for their support of this ambitious project.”
Stan CEO Mike Sneesby said, “Stan is pleased to be working with BBC, Two Brothers Pictures and Highview Productions on this world class local production. We are grateful for the support of the Australian Government and the South Australian Film Corporation whose assistance has been critical for the development of this significant international project.”