USA: Premiere Date For Around The World In 80 Days Announced By Masterpiece

Viewers in the USA will be able to catch David Tennant's thrilling new series Around The World In 80 Days early next year, it has been revealed today. The eight-part adaptation of the classic adventure novel by Jules Verne will premiere on Masterpiece on PBS on Sunday 9th January 2022 at 8/7c, with new episodes coming weekly.

Around The World In 80 Days stars David Tennant as Phileas Fogg, a 19th Century gentleman and adventurer who, with his valet, Passepartout, played by rising French actor Ibrahim Koma, takes on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days following an outrageous bet. They are swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, played by The Crown’s Leonie Benesch, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story. Other cast members include Jason Watkins, Peter Sullivan, Lindsay Duncan, Dolly Wells, Richard Wilson, Faical Elkihel, Anthony Flanagan, Gary Beadle and Giovanni Scifoni.  

The series is adapted by writers including Ashley Pharoah and Caleb Ranson and is a Slim Film + Television and Federation co-production with additional co-production partners, Palladium Pictures in South Africa, and Daro Film, associate producer. 

Around The World In 80 Days will air on the BBC in the UK and on France Télévisions in late 2021. It can also be seen on Germany’s ZDF, Italy’s RAI and via Seven West Media in Australia, with broadcast dates to be confirmed.