The Tourist’s Jamie Dornan says he is keen for a second series of the show

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7 Mar 2022, 15:00

Credit: BBC

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Jamie Dornan has revealed the possibility of a second season of the hit BBC One drama, The Tourist.

The six-part mystery-crime series first appeared on our screens in January this year and follows ‘The Man’, played by Dornan, who wakes up in the Australian Outback after getting into a road accident and losing his memory. He must race against the clock and piece together the clues around him to recall his identity before his past catches up with him.

Written by brothers Harry and Jack Williams (Fleabag), the show was a hit in the UK, and viewers have been wondering whether there will be another season ever since it ended.

Well, we could be in luck.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Dornan revealed he would be keen to return as The Man for a second series even though he only signed up for one.

The Tourist was initially supposed to conclude after six episodes, but after proving to be a hit when it premiered in the UK, there could be scope for more.

Dornan said this happened with his previous project, The Fall, co-starring Gillian Anderson.

He explained: “There was a big demand for The Fall, obviously, and we did a couple more [seasons]. In the UK and Ireland and Australia, and anywhere it's been so far, people seem to love The Tourist, so who knows?

“I know conversations are being had. So we'll see what we get to, but I would love to."

His co-star, Danielle Macdonald, who played cop and friend to The Man Helen in the series, also expressed her approval of a second season if the writers were to go ahead.

Also speaking to Entertainment Weekly, she said: “It was always meant to be, like, one and done.

“Then it did very well in the UK and people were like, ‘Season 2!’ So I have no idea. I mean if the brothers are open to it, I am definitely open to it, because I had a lot of fun with this character.

“I guess we’ll see.”

All episodes of The Tourist are available to watch on BBC iPlayer.