NBC will journey “Around the World in...
NBC will journey “Around the World in 80 Days” over the course of three nights .
The network’s six-hour miniseries will be shown from 9-11 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday on Channels 4, 36 and 39. It is based on the Jules Verne novel about 19th-Century aristocrat Phileas Fogg’s bid to win a wager that he can circle the globe in 80 days.
Pierce Brosnan stars as Fogg (played by David Niven in Mike Todd’s Oscar-winning 1956 film). He’s joined on the cover by Peter Ustinov, Eric Idle and Julia Nickson.
Among the large cast of supporting players are John Hillerman, Jack Klugman, Roddy McDowall, John Mills, Lee Remick and Robert Wagner.