Discworld, a series of comedic novels that often parody the cliches of the fantasy genre, is now coming to the world of television. According to Deadline, BBC Studios is working on a six-part series based on the novels of the late, great Terry Pratchett. Considering how successful the books are, this might be a can’t-miss series if it is executed well.
Reports say that Strike Back and The Musketeers writer Simon Allen has been contacted to write the six-episode serial. BBC is hoping this will become a returnable series ala Sherlock, which is possible given how much material is in the novels.
Currently, the series is using a working title called The Watch. Fans have speculated that the show could be an adaptation of City Watch, which makes up eight of the Discworld novels that Pratchett wrote.
The City Watch series was one of the major story arcs of Discworld, focusing on Samuel Vimes. These books tend to be whodunit in nature and often feature conspiracies aimed at toppling regimes.
No release date for the series has been revealed.