Terry Prachett's Discworld adaptation 'The Watch' being developed by BBC Studios - Wrestling Forum: WWE, AEW, New Japan, Indy Wrestling, Women of Wrestling Forums

  • 1 Post By 2 Ton 21
  • 1 Post By Jman55
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-01-2018, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
2 Ton 21's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 9,238
Points: 29,336
Terry Prachett's Discworld adaptation 'The Watch' being developed by BBC Studios


Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ Set For TV Adaptation With BBC Studios & Narrativia

EXCLUSIVE: Terry Pratchett fans may want to stay close to a television screen over the next couple of years: his comedy fantasy book series Discworld has become his latest work to be snapped up for a small screen adaptation. BBC Studios is developing a six-part series based on the long-running epic novel series.

I hear that Simon Allen, who has written series including Strike Back, The Musketeers and Sky’s forthcoming reboot of Das Boot, is writing the series, which has a working title of The Watch. BBC Studios is looking to set up the show as a returnable franchise. No broadcasters are currently attached but the production arm of the British public broadcaster, which is now free to sell to all third-party broadcasters, is eyeing the adaptation as a major international co-production. It is co-producing the series with Narrativia, the production company founded by Pratchett in 2012 and now run with Pratchett’s daughter Rhianna and his former business manager Rob Wilkins. The series is being exec produced by BBC Studios’ Head of Drama London Hilary Salmon, who has worked on series such as Luther and Silent Witness.

Discworld is a fictional flat disc world, balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle. It’s not clear which element of the Discworld series will be the focus but a previously attempted remake was set in the principal city of Ankh-Morpork. The urban-set stories follow the clashes between the fantasy world and modern civilization and largely revolve around the growth of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch from a hopeless gang of three to a fully equipped police force. This force is run by Sam Vimes, a cynical, working-class street cop who battles dragons with other charactrs including werewolves, trolls and zombies. It would be perfect for a Pratchett-style CSI crime of the week procedural cop drama with supernatural elements.

The Watch would be the latest Prachett adaptation and follows Good Omens, the Michael Sheen and David Tennant-fronted remake for BBC Two and SVOD service Amazon. Filming on the six-part series, based on the book by Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, kicked off in September with the series set to air in 2019. The show, which is filmed in London, Oxfordshire and locations in South Africa, is equal parts humor and horror and fantasy and drama and tells the story of the end of the world, populated with angels and demons, not to mention an 11 year-old Antichrist, witch-finders and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse. Gaiman is writing and showrunning.
Please be good! Hope they throw a big enough budget behind it.
DC likes this.

"Your honor. I can tell you are a reasonable horse.
I am very pregnant because of what happened with Lupe.
She ate my bus accident and all I wanted was to make Lupe into a book.
I have too many anuses ahead of me to spend my life in a cigar factory."
2 Ton 21 is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-01-2018, 04:43 PM
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 1,389
Points: 8,640
Re: Terry Prachett's Discworld adaptation 'The Watch' being developed by BBC Studios

a series to do with one of my favourite book series? I should be cautious but I'M TOO EXCITED
2 Ton 21 likes this.
Jman55 is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome