BBC Studios is making a TV adaptation of the late Sir Terry Pratchett's 'Discworld' series of novels.
'Discworld' was the prolific Pratchett's most successful series, comprising an epic 41 novels. But the show – tentatively titled 'The Watch' – will focus on one of the most popular subsets of the overall series, featuring the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. This police group grows from just a couple of officers into a fully-fledged city police force by the end of the series.
BBC Studios is reportedly hoping to make more shows from the universe. Which shouldn't be hard, given the scale of the world Pratchett created – there are dozens of major characters and plenty of subplots to choose from.
'The Watch' will be co-produced by Narrativia, the production company Pratchett founded in 2012 and that is now run by his former business partner Rob Wilkins and daughter Rhianna Pratchett.
There's no word on when 'The Watch' will debut, or which broadcaster will air it.