Emmys 2022: Jamie Dornan and “The Tourist” appear in a drama series

After failing in the Oscar race for his role as Pa in Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast”, Jamie Dornan is trying his luck at the Emmys for his work in the HBO Max series “The Tourist”. Supposed to fall into the overflowing categories of limited series, Variety has learned exclusively that HBO has submitted the show in the drama categories for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

The HBO series tells the story of a Northern Irish man who wakes up with amnesia in an Australian hospital. Following clues to his identity, he tries to find who he is, as his past threatens to catch up with him. The show also stars Danielle Macdonald, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson and Alex Dimitriades.

Dornan is coming off an incredible year in film that included two acclaimed performances. ‘Belfast’, which was nominated for seven Oscars including Best Picture, earned Irish actor nominations from Critics Choice and Golden Globes. His other performance was as Edgar climbing trees and singing ballads in the hit comedy “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” opposite Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo.

“The Tourist” was renewed for a second season by producer BBC, after earning the highest ratings for a drama in 2022. It launched with 12 million viewers, and the six episodes were the episodes most-watched on BBC iPlayer in January.

Season 2 of “The Tourist” is written by BAFTA-nominated and Emmy-winning producers and screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams (“The Missing”), who, alongside Christopher Aird, will serve as executive producers at Two Brothers Pictures. from All3Media. Tommy Bulfin will produce for BBC One and Player.

It has not yet been confirmed if Dornan will return for the second season. The first season has received outstanding reviews from critics, currently at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and with a respectable 81 on Metacritic.

Currently, Dornan is shooting “Heart of Stone” for Netflix and Skydance, opposite Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”) and Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda”). Directed by Tom Harper, the film is described as a spy thriller, with the plot kept secret.

Check out the latest Emmy predictions to see where “The Tourist” and Dornan rank among the contenders.