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“The Watch”: Anna Chancellor (“Pennyworth”), James Fleet (“Outlander”), 4 More Join BBC America Adapt

Fans of the late Terry Pratchett‘s (Good Omens) epic comedy/fantasy book series “Discworld” have more The Watch casting news coming their way: BBC America‘s eight-episode series adaptation is welcoming six more names to the network’s adaptation. Anna Chancellor (Pennyworth), James Fleet (Outlander), Ingrid Oliver (Doctor Who), Ruth Madeley (The Rook), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Dynasty), and Bianca […]

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Extras in Cape Town Wanted for Terry Pratchett’s The Watch from the BBC

The Watch is a fantasy police procedural television series under development by BBC America, based on Terry Pratchett‘s Ankh-Morpork City Watch stories from his Discworld novels. It is to have an episodic storyline, following the format of a “crime of the week” as tackled by the city’s police force under the command of Sam Vimes. […]

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“The Watch”: Adam Hugill Set as Carrot in BBC America’s “Discworld” Adapt

Fans of the late Terry Pratchett‘s (Good Omens) epic comedy/fantasy book series “Discworld” have some good news coming their way, with Adam Hugill (Pennyworth) set to join BBC America‘s eight-episode series adaptation The Watch in a lead role. Written by Simon Allen (Strike Back, The Musketeers), the “punk rock” thriller focuses on City Watch as […]

BBC Studios Adapting Terry Pratchett’s Discworld to Series

The BBC is getting back into the Terry Pratchett business in a very big (and flat) way, with BBC Studios set to develop a six-part series adaptation of the author’s epic comedy/fantasy book series Discworld. Deadline Hollywood reports that the series has the working title of The Watch, with Simon Allen (Strike Back, The Musketeers) […]

The Shepherd’s Crown Will Be Final Discworld Novel

After the passing of Terry Pratchett, rumors started that his Discworld series of books would be continued. But now his daughter Rhianna Pratchett says that the Shepherd’s Crown will be the 41st and final Discworld novel. As a writer of video games, film, TV and comics, she was asked by a fan if she would continue the […]

Discworld Author Sir Terry Pratchett Passes Away At 66

Renowned British science fiction and fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett has passed away today at the age of 66. Pratchett had written over 70 novels in his career, the most famous of which was his Discworld series. He was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2007 but continued writing, completing his final book last year. The […]


Marvel And Disney/Pixar Book Release Dates For Unknown, Surprise Movies

Put on your deerstalkers, Little Bleeders, as we’re going into the mystery zone. Disney have announced three new release dates for as-yet untitled pictures, two of them under the Marvel banner, and the third from Disney/Pixar. All three are scheduled for 2014, with Marvel Mystery Film 1 leading the pack on May 16th, The Disney/Pixar […]

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes Of Terry Pratchett’s “CSI: Discworld” TV Show

Development work is underway on The Watch, a crime-of-the-week TV series set on Terry Pratchett‘s Discworld. I gave you lots and lots of details already, but the short version is this: a fantasy version of CSI with Monty Python‘s Terry Jones on the writing team. Below, you can watch a fly on the wall look […]


No More Fairytales From Disney? Not So Fast…

Disney buffs across the world are going crazy over a single comment published by The LA Times this weekend. Here it is: The studio’s Wednesday release of Tangled, a contemporary retelling of the Rapunzel story, will be the last fairy tale produced by Disney’s animation group for the foreseeable future. They were moved to make […]