Around the World in 80 Days

Get ready to set sail in the hot air balloon with Phileas Fogg, Passepartout and Fix in a brand-new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel Around the World in 80 Days, starring David Tennant.

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Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking and Raymond James with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust, created to help ensure the series’ future.

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Fogg reflects on abandoning his first love as the trio’s ship readies for London.

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A Classic Reimagined


This updated Fogg wonders what he’s done with his life and what risks he’ll yet take.

Phileas Fogg's Backstory


The adaptation gives a history for Fogg—one revealing what’s driven him on this journey.

A Trio Transformed


Fogg, Passepartout, Fix are teammates who open up to the world during their journey.

Passepartout Reimagined


Passepartout has seen a lot of the world—there’s a lot to learn from him.

Locations & Sets


Cast and crew discuss shooting the series in South Africa and Romania.

Who is Jane Digby?


Lindsay Duncan discusses real-life radical, Jane Digby, a woman far ahead of her time.