Banijay Asia & All3Media Intl partner for Indian adaptation of The Tourist

Banijay Asia & All3Media Intl partner for Indian adaptation of The Tourist

Banijay is aiming to maintain The Tourist’s high standards while infusing it with an Indian touch.


MUMBAI: Globally acclaimed series The Tourist is winging its way to India, courtesy of producer Banijay Asia and distribution giant All3Media International. The two have signed a deal under which the former has acquired the rights to produce the Indian adaptation of the series created by Two Brothers Pictures.

"We at Banijay Asia are huge fans of Two Brothers and the thrilling masterpieces that they craft. The Tourist offers a unique blend of mystery and suspense which we believe will resonate deeply with our viewers. We are ecstatic to bring an adaptation of such a gripping and internationally celebrated series to Indian audiences,” said  Banijay Asia and  Endemol Shine India group chief development officer Mrinalini Jain. “Collaborating with All3Media International allows us to maintain the high standards set by the original while infusing it with a distinct Indian touch."

Added EVP Asia Pacific All3Media International  Sabrina Duguet: "The Tourist has been a phenomenal success globally, and we are delighted to see it being adapted for the Indian market. Banijay Asia has an impressive track record of creating high-quality local adaptations, and we are confident they will deliver an exceptional version of this globally loved thriller. We look forward to seeing how the story will be reimagined for Indian viewers."

Starring Jamie Dornan, the original series was written by Harry and Jack Williams, the creators of Rellik and Boat Story, and was produced by Two Brothers Pictures and Highview Productions. Distributed internationally to over five continents by All3Media International, it has aired with production partners BBC One in the UK, Stan in Australia, and ZDF in Germany, with further territories including the USA, Canada, Latin America, South Korea and the Nordics.

The plot of the groundbreaking series revolves around an Irishman who wakes up in an Australian hospital with amnesia after a car crash. Seeking answers, he encounters a local woman who remembers him and volunteers to help him rediscover his identity. What few clues he can find hint that he has a dark past from which he must escape before it catches up with him.

Banijay Asia has successfully delivered a number of hit scripted adaptations including The Night Manager, The Trial and Call My Agent Bollywood, alongside successful originals like Dahan, Matsya Kaand, Bombay Begums and Trial By Fire.

A press release issued by Banijay Asia states that the “partnership with All3Media aims to set a new benchmark for international adaptations in the Indian subcontinent, offering viewers yet another captivating series. The remake will retain the thrilling essence of the original while infusing cultural elements unique to India.”