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