Terry Pratchett’s The Watch gears up

Cape Town BBC America’s major new adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s City Watch subset of Discworld books is set to film in Cape Town later this year. 

BBC Studios is producing The Watch, which will be delivered to the network as an 8 x 60 drama.

lt is written by Simon Allen and executive produced by Hilary Salmon and Ben Donald for BBC Studios alongside Rob Wilkins for Narrativia, the production company founded by Pratchett in 2012. 

Salmon said of the project, described as a ‘punk rock thriller’: “The Watch is a distinctly British but defiantly global,exhilarating thriller that is disruptive in its approach to the fantasy genre and also big on the themes of mortality, inclusion, alternative facts and justice. 

“It’s a dizzying riot of hope, joy, suspense and audaciously dark humour. We can’t wait to work with BBC America to bring it all to life for existing fans and brand new audiences.”

Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for more on The Watch, including the producer, production designer and casting director.  

 

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