FIRST LOOK | New trailer released for Around The World In 80 Days featuring DAVID TENNANT

A first look trailer has now been released for the upcoming Channel 7 drama, Around the World in 80 Days featuring David Tennant.

The Seven Network is one of several key international investors in the 8 part drama series which features multi-award-winning actor David Tennant (Broadchurch, Jessica Jones, Doctor Who) in this highly anticipated adaptation of Jules Verne’s beloved classic. Around the World in 80 Days.

Tennant plays explorer Phileas Fogg, who, following an outrageous bet, takes on a challenge to circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days.

He’s joined on the journey by his valet, Passepartout, played by rising French star Ibrahim Koma and the aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, played by The Crown’s Leonie Benesch.


This international drama is adapted by a team of renowned writers led by Ashley Pharoah (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, The Living and the Dead) and Caleb Ranson (Child of Mine, Heartless).

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS is a Slim Film + Television and Federation co-production.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in October.

An Australian premiere date on Channel 7 is yet to be confirmed. TV Blackbox understands the series is now likely to premiere in 2022

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  1. Well, we can see where this one’s going: there’s no plucky female journalist in the book. There is, however, a detective called Fix, so I assume they’ve given much of his role to her. And no doubt she’ll save the day, too. Would be nice if an adaption of a book actually stuck to the book these days.


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