Saturday, November 27, 2021

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS WITH DAVID TENNANT WHICH AIRS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! NEW TRAILER AND CHARACTER PHOTOS!

 AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
STARTS THESE HOLIDAYS
The series arrives at the end of the year
Some say it will be another woke crap (Passepartout is blackwashed and instead of an Indian princess you get a feminist female lead in the middle of the 19th century) and some say AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS will bring family entertainment to festive days at the end of the year, but we will judge for ourselves this December if you are in Europe (BBC will air it in their Christmas programme) or January 2nd on PBS Masterpiece if you are in America. RAI will air it in Italy, ZDF in Germany (the series will actually first stream there from
The series will air in eight hourlong episodes
December 11th), French television and Channel 7 in Australia. The series consists of 8 episodes each costing 3 million euro. The series has already been greenlit for a second season.
David Tennant is Phileas Fogg in the series

  AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS 
will bring a new small screen adaptation of Jules Verne's famous period set adventure led this time by David Tennant as Phileas Fogg, preposterously upper middle class, over educated Englishman with a childlike sense of wonder because he’s never traveled, and he’s never left London or his club. Following an outrageous bet, Fogg and his valet, Passepartout (played by Ibrahim Koma), take on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days, swiftly joined by
Ibrahim Koma was cast to play Passepartout
aspiring journalist Abigail Fix (Leonie Benesch), who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story. Ibrahim Koma's mercurial Passepartout is now an irrepressible chancer who falls into the role of Fogg’s valet, little
Leonie Benesch is Abigail Fix in the series
knowing it will change his life forever; Leonie Benesch stars as Abigail Fix, the young journalist determined to make her mark in a man’s world and emerge from the long shadow of her British establishment father! The cast also
It is interesting that this is only a second TV adaptation of Jules Verne's classic after the one with Pierce Brosnan
includes Jason Watkins as newspaper editor Bernard Fortescue; and Peter Sullivan as Fogg’s old antagonist Nyle Bellamy. Lindsay Duncan (blink and you will miss her in the trailer below)and Gary Beadle are also in the cast.

8 comments:

  1. I'm not sure this is one that I'll tune in to. Maybe some day when I've run out of things to watch, but if reviews are really good I might bump it up the list.

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    1. I will probably leave it for later in the year when I have nothing else to watch. I haven't watched anything from BBC in a very long time, it has become a very disappointing broadcaster. I used to watch all their shows, now the Brits have gone woke and broke.

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  2. Historical scenes and costumes looks good. Why not!

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  3. I try to stay far away from things categorized as woke.. I'll pass on this one!

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    1. It is so very woke! I think I will hate it, but I will still give it a go.

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