While we knew a Discworld adaptation was scheduled to hit the small screen at some point, it looks like the adaptation of the hit fantasy series by Terry Pratchett has taken a few steps forwards.
BBC is currently working on bringing a six-part series into the world, and is looking for an outside partner to help bring the Discworld to our world. While there’s a wide variety of characters and storylines in the Discworld series, the miniseries will focus on The Watch, and will be written by Simon Allen (Strike Back, The Musketeers). Pratchett’s daughter and writer Rhianna Pratchett will also be working on the series, as Narrativia, the production company she runs alongside Pratchett’s former business manager Rob Wilkins, will be producing the series.
Previous adaptations of the Discworld universe have taken the form of made-for-TV specials, including The Colour of Magic, Hogfather, and Going Postal. In addition to compelling characters and storylines, the series is also known for parodying fantasy tropes and conventions, including the works of J. R. R. Tolkien.
Another Terry Pratchett book is getting an adaptation—Good Omens, which was co-written by Neil Gaiman, is set to be released in 2019 on Amazon Prime.