Pratchett’s “Discworld” Becomes A Series

BBC Studios has announced plans to develop “The Watch,” a six-part TV series based on Terry Pratchett’s long-running epic comedy fantasy novel series “Discworld”.

The urban-set stories are set on a fictional flat disc world and follows 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.

Simon Allen (“Strike Back,” “The Musketeers”) is penning the series which BBC Studios is setting up as a potential franchise with further potential seasons.

No broadcasters are currently attached, but as this is a major international co-production that shouldn’t prove hard.

Source: Deadline