A new weekly hour action adventure TV series based on the writings of
futurist and 19th century author Jules Verne debuts in syndication this
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne features many of the
beloved characters from Vernes landmark novels. The series uncovers
a vast conspiracy beginning with the revelation that Jules Verne did not
invent his famous sci-fi classics 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Journey
to the Center of the Earth or Around the World in Eighty Days, but actually
experienced these adventures.
For The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, series creator Gavin Scott (screenwriter
of The Mists of Avalon and Small Soldiers) worked under the close supervision
of Talisman executive producer Richard Jackson to weave a rich tapestry
of fact and fantasy.
Jules Verne refused to accept the technological limitations of the
19th century. Not only have the producers of this compelling series taken
new film technology to its limits, weve also pushed the literary
envelope and created a fantastic world peopled by the real Phileas Fogg
and his inventive valet Passepartout, who team up with young Verne and
Foggs exotic but dangerous cousin Rebecca. Scott explained.
Together our heroes encounter legendary icons of their day: Thomas Edison,
Mark Twain, Jesse James, Alexander Dumas, Queen Victoria and others. Each
week, Verne and his fellow adventurers board the flying machine Aurora,
spanning the globe on a worldwide quest of discovery, danger, justice
and romance. he said.
Jules Vernes imagination was staggering, Scott said.
We take for granted such things as submarines, flying machines,
the subway and flying to the moon. A hundred years ago Verne was inventing
these things for his readers.
In one special episode we reveal how Jules Verne and his friends
meet the young Thomas Edison and influence his career as a great inventor,
The series boasts an appealing international cast, plus top-name guest
stars like David Warner, Margot Kidder, John Rhys-Davies, Michael Moriarty,
Mako, Patrick Duffy, Tracy Scoggins and Rene Auberjonois who lend
the production a first class look to match its groundbreaking storytelling
and technical wizardry.
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne will draw viewers in with its
intriguing background stories and four heroic characters who are hard
to forget, Scott concluded.
Check your local TV listings for broadcast dates and times.