BBC have announced their plans for The Watch, an eight-part series based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld book series.
Pratchett’s Discworld is beloved, and known as something of a parody of worlds created by the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare. Discworld also dabbles in mythology and fairytales which constructs a world like no other.
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The Discworld novels have sold more than ninety million copies worldwide and have been translated into over thirty different languages! Deadline reports that:
The character-driven series centers on Terry Pratchett’s misfit cops as they fight to save a ramshackle city of normalized wrongness, from both the past and future in a perilous quest.
Television writer Simon Allen has stated:
With events in our own world making the insanity of Discworld seem outrageously familiar, there couldn’t be a better time to bring Terry’s fun, fire and fury back to the small screen or a better place than BBC America. I’m grateful to them, BBC Studios and especially Rob Wilkins at Narrativia who has been a constant source of inspiration on this epic and emotional journey.
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Sounds like this series will be full of adventures that reflect world issues in a unique way. The show will be produced by BBC Studios and Terry Pratchett’s production company, Narrativa. Who would you like to see cast in the main roles?
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