Nominated for the Bafta Jamie Dornan (The fall) is set to hit the small screen again as The Man, a British traveler desperately seeking the truth of his identity in new BBC One drama The tourist. Joining Dornan on the small but exciting screen is Line of duty Shalom Brune-Franklin, who plays Luci in the six-part series, but how does his character Luci know The Man? And how does she fit into his journey to find who he is?
The tourists an explosive opening plunges the audience into the action from the start. Set against the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, the man is seen driving on dusty roads before being tracked by a tanker in an attempt to get him off the road. “An epic cat and mouse chase unfolds and the man later wakes up in hospital injured, but somehow alive,” teases the BBC. “Except he has no idea who he is.”
Part of The Man’s search for his identity takes him to a small town restaurant in the middle of nowhere, where he meets a waitress, Brune-Franklin’s character, Luci. Much like the “shocking, surprising, funny and brutal tricks” in the rest of The tourists journey, there are certainly twists in store for Luci and The Man’s relationship. While there isn’t much to do in the first episode, Brune-Franklin is introduced as a lead actress, so we can certainly expect more from her character throughout the limited series.
Joining Dornan and Brune-Franklin means Bird nesting box Danielle Macdonald as Helen Chambers, a probation officer. Icelandic-American actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Real detective), Alex Dimitriades (The end) and Damon Herriman (Spirit hunter, Justified), who joined the series as Detective Inspector Lachlan Rogers.
The tourist airs on BBC One at 9 p.m. on January 1, 2022, and will be available to stream on iPlayer shortly thereafter.