BBC America has greenlight of the new original scripted drama, “The Watch,” based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld” novels. Described as a punk rock thriller inspired by the “City Watch” subset of “Discworld” novels, the 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. Modern and inclusive,
“The Watch” features many famous “Discworld” creations including City Watch Captain Sam Vimes, the last scion of nobility Lady Sybil Ramkin, the naïve but heroic Carrot, the mysterious Angua and the ingenious non-binary forensics expert Cheery together with Terry Pratchett’s iconic characterization of Death.
Eight episodes of “The Watch” have been ordered.