Filming has begun on The Watch, BBC America’s adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, this according to the late author’s twitter account. 

The Discworld series is a must read in the fantasy genre and casting news over the last month has created a buzz among fans. Game of Throne’s Richard Dormer is set to play Sam Vimes, Adam Hugill is playing Constable Carrot Ironfoundersson,  Jo Eaton-Kent is Constable Cheery, Marama Corlett is Corporal Angua, Lara Rossi is Lady Sybil Ramkin, and Sam Adewunmi is Carcer Dun. 

According to BBC America, the adaptation is 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.”

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With today’s tweet showing a clapboard with “The Watch” written on top,  the date September 30, 2019 and Scene 1, Take 1, the excitement is sure to reach a new level. The tweet was captioned, “And so it begins.”

Craig Viveiros is serving as director and executive producer on the show. Simon Allen is the lead writer and executive producer. The Watch is being co-produced by BBC America and the late author’s production company Narrativia. 

Production on the eight episode series is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa and the show is set to premiere on BBC America’s 2020 slate alongside Doctor Who and Killing Eve.

 

 

Audrey Kearns