Series Idea: Passepartout

Passepartout, played by Ibrahim Koma in the recent adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days, has been a key part of the series . . .
Passepartout

Passepartout, played by Ibrahim Koma in the recent adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days, has been a key part of the series. So, why not give him a series of his own? That’s what we’re here to suggest, and discuss. We feel that there’s a strong case to be made for it.

 

Idea

Whilst we have learned some of the background of Passepartout, we don’t know everything. If you have watched and enjoyed the new series, co-starring Ibrahim Koma, then you might enjoy our episode reviews of the show. We’ve plenty of positives to say about the versatile character, particularly during episode six of Around the World in 80 Days. What a Passepartout series would need would be a strong concept and story. That would help to distinguish it, and make it appealing. Don’t worry, we’ve already thought about both things . . .

 

Concept/Story

It would definitely be best to set the series before Passepartout meets Phileas Fogg. We know that Passepartout had an interesting life, and has indeed done some travelling. We see that he is known by some underworld figures. In the novel, the character has many skills, and even ends up working in a travelling circus, although only for a very short time. There is a good deal of material that could easily be adapted from the book, too. Also, something that could work would be to have more than one actor playing Passepartout. We could see him in his younger days. This could work well. And, there is also the family history of the character to further explore, too.

Would it Work?

There’s absolutely no reason that the series couldn’t work, and do very well. Although we don’t know when, we do know we are getting a second series of Around the World in 80 Days. The show has done quite well. Maybe Passepartout could be a bit similar to Lupin, another character from French literature to appear on the small screen. Arguably, the character of Passepartout has been the most interesting in Around the World in 80 Days. So, that only adds to the case for it. There’d be no shortage of good stories to tell . . .

 

 

Series One of Around the World in 80 Days are available now. You can find out where to watch it, depending where you are.

 

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