King of Canceling Shows Netflix Saves ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Jamie Dornan’s Underrated Jason Bourne-Esque Series That Has 97% Rating

Jamie Dornan’s ‘The Tourist’ finds a new home with Netflix.

King of Canceling Shows Netflix Saves ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Jamie Dornan’s Underrated Jason Bourne-Esque Series That Has 97% Rating

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  • Removing a number of projects, Max recently abandoned Jamie Dornan’s underrated Jason Bourne-like series - The Tourist.
  • After Max abandoned The Tourist, Netflix gladly provided a home for it.
  • Picking up the project, Netflix even confirmed its season 2 release date.
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Warner Bros. Discovery-owned Max has by far been the most brutal OTT platform when it comes to canceling shows. Removing a number of projects, Max recently abandoned Jamie Dornan’s underrated Jason Bourne-like series – The Tourist. But fortunately, it recently found a new home with Netflix. 

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Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan

Saving Jamie Dornan’s The Tourist from getting erased from the online, Netflix picked the show and even confirmed its season 2 release date. Previously, in August 2023 when BBC renewed the show for season 2, Max scrapped the project from their platform giving out minimal updates to fans. 

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Max Canceled Jamie Dornan’s The Tourist

Coming in at 26.9%, Warner Bros. Discovery-owned Max has been repeatedly canceling shows more than other OTT platforms. Removing a whole range of children’s programming, the platform also scrapped HBO originals. Recently in August 2023, Max removed another highly-rated show, The Tourist

The Tourist (2022)
The Tourist (2022)

Starring Jamie Dornan, Alex Dimitriades, and more, the show follows the story of a man who wakes up in an Australian hospital with no recollection of his identity and whereabouts. The BBC series was being co-produced and distributed in the United States by Max when suddenly the OTT platform scrapped the show after BBC updated its plans for a second season. 

Max canceled Jamie Dornan’s BBC series
Max canceled Jamie Dornan’s BBC series

Removing the project in August 2023 and leaving the arrival of the show in the United States uncertain, Max bid adieu to Jamie Dornan’s Jason Bourne-like show. Fans were scared for the future of the show and wondered where they might watch it. That’s when Netflix arrived as a savior of Dornan’s The Tourist

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Netflix Saved the Show and Confirmed Season 2

After Max abandoned The Tourist, Netflix gladly provided a home for it. Officially picking up the show, Netflix saved it from getting lost in the abyss of the internet. Previously, while Jamie Dornan’s show was under Max, there were little to no updates about its future seasons. But as soon as The Tourist found a new home, fans received a new and exciting update. 

Netflix provided home to The Tourist
Netflix provided home to The Tourist

Picking up the project, Netflix confirmed its season 2 release date. As reported by TVLine, now American audiences can freely watch the BBC series as the streamer has acquired the rights to distribute seasons 1 and 2. Providing full access to the show to its audiences, Netflix confirmed that The Tourist season 2 will be released on February 29, 2024. 

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Netflix confirmed season 2 release date of Jamie Dornan’s show
Netflix confirmed season 2 release date of Jamie Dornan’s show

In season 1, after the protagonist (Jamie Dornan) successfully discovers his identity as Elliot Stanley, fans can now expect both Elliot and his friend Helen to appear in season 2. According to updates, Conor MacNeill, Olwen Fouéré, and Francis Magee have also joined the cast where storywise, the show is going to continue its mystery and unpredictability. 

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