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[09/11/19 - 07:00 AM]
BBC America Announces Casting for New Original Series "The Watch"
Richard Dormer, Adam Hugill, Jo Eaton-Kent, Marama Corlette, Lara Rossi and Sam Adewunmi will star in the project, based on Sir Terry Pratchett's bestselling "Discworld" novels.

[08/29/19 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 29
Updates include: Lifetime cancels "American Princess"; Netflix orders third season of "Elite"; and Adam Hugill first to be cast in BBC America's "The Watch."

[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)
Premieres in TBA 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from BBC America's press release, September 2019) Critically acclaimed actor and playwright Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones) is set to lead the cast of BBC AMERICA's new original scripted series, The Watch, co-produced by Narrativia and BBC Studios. Set in the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork, where crime has been legalized, The Watch is a uniquely anarchic drama. The series centers on a group of misfit cops as they rise up from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city from catastrophe. The Watch is an inclusive genre-bending series inspired by the legendary 'City Watch' subset of Sir Terry Pratchett's bestselling "Discworld" novels and its many iconic characters. Also joining the cast are Adam Hugill (1917), Jo Eaton-Kent (Don't Forget The Driver), Marama Corlette (Blood Drive) and Lara Rossi (Crossing Lines) together with Sam Adewunmi (The Last Tree). Richard Dormer stars as Sam Vimes, Captain of The Watch, disempowered by a broken society that's reduced his department's jurisdiction to almost nothing. Jo Eaton-Kent is Constable Cheery, the ingenious non-binary forensics expert, ostracized by their kin and finding a new home and identity. Adam Hugill plays Constable Carrot, the idealistic new recruit, raised by dwarfs, but really a human abandoned at birth. Marama Corlette is the mysterious Corporal Angua who is tasked with Carrot's training and keeping the rookie alive. Lara Rossi plays the formidable Lady Sybil Ramkin, last scion of Ankh-Morpork's nobility, who's trying to fix the city's wrongs with her chaotic vigilantism. Sam Adewunmi is the wounded and wronged Carcer Dun, out to hijack destiny itself, take control of the city and exact a terrible revenge on an unjust reality.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adam Hugill as Constable Carrot
· Jo Eaton-Kent as Constable Cheery
· Lara Rossi as Lady Sybil Ramkin
· Marama Corlette as Corporal Angua
· Richard Dormer as Sam Vimes
· Sam Adewunmi as Carcer Dun
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ben Donald as EP
· Craig Viveiros as DIR/EP
· Hilary Salmon as EP
· Johann Knobel as PROD
· Richard Stokes as EP
· Rob Wilkins as EP
· Simon Allen as CRTR/EP
· Sir Terry Pratchett as BOOK
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Studios
· Narrativia