‘Around the World in 80 Days’ future confirmed: Will there be a second season?

It’s been revealed if David Tennant’s Around the World in 80 Days drama will be back for another season.

Based on Jules Verne’s classic 1873 novel, the new period drama series rom the co-creator of Life on Mars stars David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who) as intrepid explorer Phileas Fogg.

The 50-year-old Scottish actor is joined by French actor Ibrahim Koma (Je Suis Daddy) as Fogg’s ‘valet’ Passepartout, and Leonie Benesch (The Crown) as young journalist Abigail Fix.

The eight-part adventure series premiered in the UK at Christmas, before beginning in the US earlier this month.

It’s currently continuing to air on Sunday evenings on both BBC One and PBS.

The official synopsis reads: “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.”

Around the World in 80 Days has been popular with both audiences and critics since it debuted.

Thankfully, it looks like we’ll be seeing more of Fogg and friends!

Deadline reports that producers Slim Film + Television and Federation Entertainment have confirmed that the series will be coming back for a second season, with Ashley Pharoah (Ashes to Ashes) returning as showrunner.

Watch the trailer:

 

Around the World in 80 Days started filming in February 2020, but the international shoot was heavily delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hopefully the shoot will be a bit easier for everyone this time around!

We’d expect Season 2 to premiere on BBC One in the UK and on PBS in the US in 2023.

It’s not yet been revealed which cast members will return, but Abigail Fix actress Leonie Benesch previously told Radio Times that she was “1,000 per cent” up for reprising her role.

She added: “I would do pretty much any job with David [Tennant] involved, just because that means I can learn more from him.”

Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days novel is available on Amazon.