Sir Terry Pratchett's long-term fantasy series, Discworld, is finally receiving a television adaptation of BBC Studios, according to a new Deadline report.
Discworld is a massive series written by Pratchett, who died in 2015, spanning 41 books, dozens of characters and a variety of smaller and themed sub-series within the larger work. According to reports, this program will be a series of six episodes, with a current title in operation, The Watch. That implies that it will be based on one of the most popular subsets of the general series, which features the clock of the city of Ankh-Morpork, which grows from a ramshackle group of officers trying to pass a city police with all of the law in the course of the series.
The Pratchett series is set in a magical flat world (the titular Discworld), which in turn balances on the back of four giant elephants, which stand on the back of an even larger giant tortoise (Great A & # 39; Tuin). The individual novels of the series offer very different scenarios in this world, from the street research of the Watch books, to the international adventures of the awkward Wizzard Rincewind album, to the cosmic scale of the Death novels. Much of the action focuses on the city of Ankh-Morpork, a large city-state that serves as home to many of the main characters, who slowly experience their own form of industrial revolution throughout the series.
The massive size and scope of the series also means that there is virtually unlimited potential for the TV series in Mundodisco's books. According to Deadline, BBC Studios intends to make the Discovery program a returnable franchise, which would make a lot of sense given the nature of the books.
Like the upcoming Good Omens television show, the Discworld series will be co-produced by Narrativia (owner of the exclusive rights to all Pratchett's works). The company was founded by Pratchett in 2012 and is now run by producer Rod Brown, writer Rhianna Pratchett (daughter of Pratchett) and Rob Wilkins (personal assistant and commercial manager of Pratchett).
This TV show would not be the first time that the Discworld books have reached the screen: the UK television channel Sky One has broadcasted live versions of The Color of Magic, Hogfather and Going Postal in recent years.