Online: PBS Books on Facebook Live: MASTERPIECE Adaptation: Around the World in Eighty Days with Screenwriter Ashley Pharoah

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm ET Online

AUTHOR | PBS BOOKS | FACEBOOK LIVE | AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS | JULES VERNE | ASHLEY PHAROAH

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Around the World in Eighty Days is the classic adventure novel by Jules Verne. A new, 8-part adaptation of the novel airs on MASTERPIECE beginning January 2, 2022. Our guest is its creator, writer, and executive producer—Ashley Pharoah. In Jules Verne’s story, wealthy Victorian eccentric Phileas Fogg wagers he can circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. David Tennant stars as literature’s greatest explorer; he’s joined by Ibrahim Koma and Leonie Benesch, who costar as his intrepid traveling companions. Don't miss getting an inside-look at what writer Ashley Pharoah was thinking.

ABOUT THE WRITER

Ashley Pharoah was educated at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School, Bristol, and the University Of Sussex. He studied screenwriting at The National Film And Television School, where his graduation film Water’s Edge was nominated for a BAFTA. He has written numerous television series and classic adaptations, as well as contemporary adaptations. In addition, Ashley co-created Life on Mars and its sequel, Ashes To Ashes, winning two International Emmys. His reimagining of Around The World In Eighty Days, starring David Tennant, was filmed in Bucharest and Cape Town during very challenging COVID conditions and will be screened Christmas 2021.