David Tennant’s Around the World in 80 Days releases first trailer

PBS Masterpiece is releasing the first trailer for its adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days with David Tennant as Phileas Fogg.

The new PBS Masterpiece adaptation of Jules Verne’s adventure story that defines the genre Around the world in 80 days released their first trailer.

Opening with protagonist Phileas Fogg, played by a mustached David Tennant, introducing himself to other carriage passengers, the trailer sets out his mission and relationship with travel associates Jean Passepartout (Ibrahim Koma) and Abigail. Fix (Leonie Benesch). Fix, who appears as a cop in the book, is reinvented as the Daily Telegraph reporter overseeing Fogg’s story, much to the Englishman’s dismay. While staying true to the story of Verne de Fogg betting he can “go around the world in 80 days”, the PBS trailer acknowledges that Fogg is out of his depth, that he is complaining about a fly that gets in his eyes or vomits over the side of a boat. while Passepartout holds his hat.


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Around the world in 80 days also focuses on the different places that Fogg and his colleagues visit, traveling on foot, by train or in a hot air balloon. Throughout this journey, the three face various forms of danger as they come closer, with Passepartout and Fix happily sharing a ballroom dance together in one scene. However, despite the dangers, Fogg remains committed to his current mission and, when a train passenger asks him if he can actually travel the world in such a short time, he replies, “Certainly ma’am, or die trying. “

Written in 1872 by Verne, Around the world in 80 daysThe story has been adapted for film, television, on stage and radio. His notable adaptations include a 1956 film starring David Niven and Cantinflas, an NBC miniseries directed by Pierce Brosnan in 1989, and a 2004 film starring Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan. Another book by Verne, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, is currently receiving a new prequel series titled Nautilus, which will be released on Disney +.

In addition to Around the world in 80 days, Tennant is working on Prime Video Season 2 Good omens where he plays alongside Michael Sheen. Based on the novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman, the second season of the series does not yet have a release date. Tennant and Sheen also voiced their characters Aziraphale and Crowley in an audiobook of Gaiman’s story. Along with this, Tennant recently joined his colleague Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker star in VR game Doctor Who: Edge of Reality, which allows players to team up with the Thirteenth and Tenth Doctors to stop a crisis involving the Daleks, Cybermen, and Weeping Angels.

Around the world in 80 days will be released on PBS Masterpiece on January 2, 2022.

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