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[10/31/18 - 07:00 AM]
BBC America Greenlights Original Scripted Series "The Watch"
The eight-episode series is based on Sir Terry Pratchett's wildly popular "Discworld" novels, which have sold more than 90 million books worldwide.







WATCH, THE (BBC AMERICA)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/31/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
eight episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from BBC America's press release, October 2018) On the heels of hit series Killing Eve and the introduction of the first female Doctor on Doctor Who, BBC AMERICA announced today the greenlight of the new original scripted series, The Watch, based on Sir Terry Pratchett's wildly popular "Discworld" novels, which have sold more than 90 million books worldwide. The (8 x 60) series is produced by BBC Studios for BBC AMERICA. The Watch is distributed by BBC Studios. The Watch is a punk rock thriller inspired by the legendary 'City Watch' subset of "Discworld" novels. This disruptive, character-driven thriller 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.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ben Donald as EP
· Hilary Salmon as EP
· Phil Collinson as EP
· Rob Wilkins as EP
· Simon Allen as WRTR
· Sir Terry Pratchett as BOOK
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Studios
· Narrativia