The eight-episode series “Around the World in 80 Days” will be released in 2021, but the exact date of the premiere is still unknown.
The adventure novel Around the World in Eighty Days by the French writer Jules Verne has received many adaptations – for television, films, animated films and even video games. And in March 2021, the shooting of the BBC series officially ended.
The serial adaptation of Jules Verne's book Around the World in 80 Days was presented with the first teaser. The adventure series covers the vast, wonderful world of the nineteenth century. The protagonist Phileas Fogg, who decided to travel around the world in eighty days to win a bet with his companions from the upper world, was played by David Tennant, best known for his role as Doctor Who.
David Tennant is joined by Ibrahim Koma as Jean Passepartout, Fogg's always loyal and irrepressible valet, and Leonie Benes as a stubborn and brave journalist named Abigail “Fix” Fortescue. With the journalist Fix, the creators replaced the inspector Fix, which was in the book.
The upcoming series is a brilliant global adaptation that rivals previous ones. The main characters make up a wonderful trio, traveling through deserts and jungles and getting into big trouble.
The series also stars:
- Jason Watkins;
- Peter Sullivan;
- Lindsay Duncan;
- Dolly Wells;
- Richard Wilson;
- Feykal Elkihel;
- Anthony Flanagan;
- Gary Beadle;
- Giovanni Scyphoni.