PBS has released an official trailer for their upcoming show Around the world in 80 days. The video introduces us to the main characters and also shows us some of the global adventures they will experience once the series begins.
The trailer starts by showing Phileas Fogg, who is played by David tennant (Jessica Jones, doctor who), and he is called an adventurer. He then introduces his companion Abigail Fix, a journalist played by Leonie Benesch (Babylon Berlin, The crown). Abigail explains that she joins Phileas to cover his progress on his journey. Then we see him explain his goal of traveling around the world in 80 days, and we see a character who doubts him and suggests that he was not born for adventure.
We then see many of the places around the world that they will pass, some of the problems they will encounter along the way, including someone shooting at them, and an insect flying into Phileas’ eye. The trailer ends with Jean Passepartout traveling with Phileas and Abigail and played by Ibrahim Koma | (Mother is wrong, As far as I can walk), asking why they couldn’t just take a train while flying away in a hot air balloon.
Around the world in 80 days is an upcoming TV show that will be adapting the novel of the same name written by Jules Verne. The story revolves around Phileas Fogg, who places a bet of £20,000 against the members of the Reform Club, betting that he can circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days. On his journey, he is accompanied by his new servant Jean Passepartout and journalist Abigail Fix. Simon Crawford Collins serves as executive producer alongside Lionel Uzan, Pascal Breton, and Winnie Series.
The eight-episode series will premiere on January 2, 2022 and will be available on Masterpiece PBS. Watch the trailer below:
The online Switch version will arrive on December 7, although the physical version will be delayed until early 2022.
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