Around the World in 80 Days

Following an outrageous bet, Fogg and his valet, Passepartout, take on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days, swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story.

The series, which 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), is a truly international drama with filming starting in February 2020 for transmission at the end of the year.

The world renowned and multi-award winning actor David Tennant, whose credits include Broadchurch, Jessica Jones, Doctor Who and Good Omens, will lead the cast and travel the world as the intrepid explorer who takes on the adventure of a lifetime, in the Slim Film + Television and Federation’s 8 x 60’ adaptation.


David Tennant: Phileas Fogg
Leonie Benesch: Abigail Fix
Ibrahim Koma: Passepartout

Further cast to be announced…



Director: Steve Barron
Director: Charles Beeson

Further crew to be announced…