Around The World In 80 Days is a television adaptation of the evergreen classic novel by Jules Verne published in the year 1873. It first aired on the 26th of December 2021 on BBC one and has already been renewed for a second season while the first season is on air with new episodes coming out every week. But for the fans in the US, the wait has to be a tad bit longer as the show’s first episode will only air on 2nd January 2022 on PBS.
The story of the show Around The World in 80 Days revolves around the bet placed by the London gentleman named Phileas Fogg who makes a bet worth 20,000 Euros with a friend named Bellamy at the Reform Club after reading an article which states that the world can be traveled in just 80 days.
On the trip, he is accompanied by a thief who now agrees to pose as his servant namely Passepartout along with a journalist to make a documentary of the trip named Abigail Fix.
Throughout the journey, they face various trials and tribulations which question their goals to be able to cover the world in just 80 days.
Around The World In 80 Days Episode 5 Release Date
Episode 5 of Around the World In 80 Days will be aired on 9 January 2022 at 8 p.m on BBC one. The plot for this episode is set to revolve around Fogg meeting a good old acquaintance in New York at Grand Central Depot. He has to make decisions about his further continuation of the trip or not after the severe disasters and complications that have taken place on this adventure. This decision will be made based on astronomy and its effects.
Around The World In 80 Days Episode 4 Recap
In the episodes premiered so far, that is episodes 1 and 2 we see that Phileas Foggs is highly influenced by the news he comes across which makes him seal a bet that he will circle around the entire world in just 80 days of time. The surprising and bizarre thing about it other than the claim of traveling the world in just 80 days is the fact that Phileas has never traveled abroad even once in his life! He is not alone on his bet and journey. He is joined and accompanied by a journalist Abigail Fix and Jean Passepartout in order to make a documentary of his journey around the world.
In episode 2 even before they set out for this ambitious adventure, a widower who is rather pompous decides to shake and shatter the confidence of Fogg which further agitates his two companions to question the forthcoming adventure and possible disasters that could take place before them.
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Around The World In 80 Days Episode 5 Story
Around The World In 80 Days as a series has more curiosity from the audience for its cast and grand scale of production and direction rather than the plot. The obvious reason behind it is that the plot of the show is probably known to everyone because of the classic novel of the same title. People are excited to see how well the production turns this thrilling, adventure story into larger-than-life visuals on the screen.
When you turn a classic work of literature into a new adaptation, the pressure and expectations from it are quite high from the very beginning and that is the case with Around The World In 80 Days as well. As already stated there exists no suspense regarding the storyline and plot twists since we all are aware of the original story of the classic novel. Thus, the pressure falls on the direction and cast to keep the viewers engaged with the visuals, cinematography, and acting of the cast.
Around The World In 80 Days Episode 5 Cast
The protagonist Phileas Fogg is being played by the actor David Tenant. David Tenant is famous for playing the role of the doctor in Doctor Who which aired from 2005 to 2010. The journalist named Abigail Fix who accompanies Fogg is played by actress Leonie Benesch who has previously worked in “The Crown” and also starred in Babylon Berlin.
The French actor Ibrahim Koma plays the role of Passepartout who is the new valet of Fogg. He is a stellar actor known for receiving appreciation and awards for his acting talent at African International Film Festival.
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