Terry Pratchett's classic Discworld books to be turned into a TV series

BBC Studios has agreed with Narrativia, which owns the rights to the works of writer Terry Pratchett, to set up a franchise for the 6-episode series. It is impossible to immediately grasp the immensity, and of the more than 40 books by Pratchett dedicated to "Discworld", this time the film adaptation will be the minimum. Namely - materials from the series "City Guard".

Not much is known about the plot of the future series: two recruits-companions are trying to make a career in the police service of the city-state of Ankh-Morpork City. This is a mysterious place where many different heroes and creatures live, and the city itself is going through a controversial process of reforms from the conditional Middle Ages to the industrial revolution. Which leaves an imprint on all the events taking place there.

The working title of the series is "The Watch". The screenwriter is rumored to be Simon Allen, with Hilary Salmon taking the place of the producer, together with colleagues from Narrativia. Who will play the main character, the cynical police operative Sam Weiss, is still unknown.

The Discworld book series is considered a treasure trove of plots for TV series and, thanks to the sheer volume of storytelling, could become the basis for many new film products for years to come. To the delight of all fans of Pratchett's work.