Terry Pratchett’s Discworld To Get TV Adaptation

Fantasy fans should stay tuned to their TVs, because it sounds like another long-running novel series is set to hit the small screen. According to Deadline, BBC Studios is developing a six-part series based on the Discworld novels, and the working title is reportedly called The Watch.

Adapting the series for the small screen in Simon Allen, who is perhaps best known for his work on The Musketeers, which was a contemporary take on the Alexandre Dumas classic. The hope with this Discworld adaptation is that it’s a returnable franchise.

Co-producing alongside BBC Studios is the Pratchett-founded Narrativia, which is being run by his daughter Rhianna and former business manager Rob Wilkins.

For those who don’t know, Discworld is a comedy fantasy series, which takes place on a flat, disc world that is balanced on the backs of four elephants who, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle — clearly, the humor is about as British as you can get. But what which story will be adapted from the ridiculous number of novels? Based on the title alone, it doesn’t sound like they will be adapting from the very first novel, The Colour of Magic, but rather 2002’s Night Watch (though that’s admittedly pure speculation on my part).

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SOURCE: Deadline

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