Around the World in 80 Days: filming resumes on new David Tennant show

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Around the World in 80 Days, a production starring David Tennant, is back in filming according to reports from Deadline. We also have more details on casting.

Production of the new series, based on the Jules Verne classic, is back in full swing in Romania, and will also take in South Africa over a five-month period (subject to Covid-19 safety protocols). The eight-part adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days also stars French actor Ibrahim Koma (OSS 177) as Phileas Fogg’s irrepressible valet, Passepartout, and Leonie Benesch (The Crown) as determined journalist, Abigail ‘Fix’ Fortescue. David Tennant is playing Phileas Fogg, and we featured pictures of him in the part in September.

Also starring as series regulars are Jason Watkins (Des) and Peter Sullivan (Poldark).

Guest actors now joining the cast include Lindsay Duncan (A Discovery Of Witches), Dolly Wells (Dracula), Richard Wilson (Merlin), Faical Elkihel (The Spy), Anthony Flanagan (The Terror), Gary Beadle (Patrick Melrose) and Giovanni Scifoni (DOC – Nelle Tue Mani).

Around The World In 80 Days is adapted by a team of writers led by Ashley Pharoah (Life On Mars) and Caleb Ranson (Child Of Mine). Steve Barron (The Durrells) directs with Charles Beeson (The Mentalist) also helming a number of episodes. Producer is Peter McAleese (The Gunman) and has been picked up by the BBC.