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The Watch - Discworld series

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 09:07

Not even written yet, but BBC are making one:
http://www.darkhorizons.com/pratchetts-discworld-becomes-a-series/

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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.



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Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 10:22

About time. There have been efforts in the past (Hogfather, Going Postal, Colour of Magic), but they were funded by Sky and were frankly underwhelming. By 'The Watch' I assume they mean Sam Vimes, Nobby, Carrot, Sybil et al, which is probably the best character group they could have gone for, as they cover the entirety of the disc in their escapades. Be interesting to see who they cast as Vimes, as long as it isn't bloody Glenister again.

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Jitendar Canth (Reviewer) posted this on Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 10:33

Nobby'll have to be CG, probably played by Andy Serkis...

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Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 11:24

Nah, they'll just get Warwick in.

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 13:29

Don't know about on screen but John Wood as Vimes worked really well on the radio 4 adaptions.

Edit: That's depressing and shows how much I know. Poor chap died back in 2011.

There's actually a Facebook page pushing for Hugh Laurie to get the part. Not sure about that myself.

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bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 22:23

Assume it will be set in the first season around Ankh-Morpork to keep costs down.

Going by previous productions like Color of magic, it should be good. I Hope.

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Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 23:32

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bandicoot says...
"Assume it will be set in the first season around Ankh-Morpork to keep costs down.
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If they're introducing Sam, then they'll have to adapt Guards, Guards!!, which is memory serves, has got a bloody great dragon in it (and if they want to keep continuity, they'll have to get Kate Robbins to provide the voice)


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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 4th March 2018, 03:12

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Pete-MK says...
"has got a bloody great dragon in it"
...and a stable full of little ones.


I'm sure GOT could spare a few edits off the cutting room floor


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admars (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 1st July 2021, 20:35

I don't know anything about it, but just saw an advert on BBC for it, on iPlayer now, bbc2 some time later

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p09jgmfb/the-watch

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RE: The Watch - Discworld series

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 1st July 2021, 21:26

Well that sneaked up on me.

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A punk rock comedy thriller inspired by Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
That is not encouraging me in the least but I'll give episode one a spin.

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