Stephen King Raves Over Netflix Thriller, Calls it “Flat-out terrific”

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Stephen King is back with another recommendation that feels like our next binge. The horror author alerted Twitter that the first season of this thrilling series is now on Netflix ahead of its second season debut on the streamer. King described the first episode of The Tourist as, “flat-out terrific.”

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While the first season premiered in 2022, many Americans were unable to see it until its arrival on Netflix on February 1. So, we are thankful Stephen King sounded the alarm on what looks like a very intriguing show. Let us get to know this thrilling tale a bit better. 

In the series,

“When a man (Jamie Dornan) wakes up in the Australian outback with no memory, he must use a few clues to discover his identity before his past catches up with him.”

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The Tourist is written by Harry Williams and Jack Williams (The Missing and Baptiste). Directing duties were split between Chris Sweeney (Liar and the upcoming Apples Never Fall) and Daniel Nettheim (The Hunter and Rush).

The series stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall and A Haunting in Venice), Danielle Macdonald (Bird Box and Dumplin’), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Cursed and Roadkill), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Cursed and The Vanishing), Genevieve Lemon (Suburban Mayhem and Totally, Completely, Fine), and Alex Dimitriades (Ghost Ship and The Cry).

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Season two arrives on Netflix on February 29. Both seasons are 6 episodes each. You could binge it all in one weekend if you want to catch up with Stephen King and his remote. This is definitely the route I’m thinking about taking. 

Were you already watching The Tourist? Or are you one of the people just now hearing about it because Stephen King rang the alarm? Let me know either way at @misssharai.

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