This! We have to say we are super excited about the news that Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ is going to be heading to TV, we loved the books, and still reread them from time to time.
Pratchett’s company Narrativia has “struck an exclusive development deal with Motive Pictures and Endeavor Content for a series of TV adaptations.”
Although we do not know which books from the series will be used, as thee are more than 40 books in the series, we do have high hopes for the adaptation!
Rhianna Pratchett, co-director of Narrativia and Pratchett’s daughter, said:
“Discworld teems with unique characters, witty narrative and incredible literary tropes, and we feel these should be realised on screen in a form that my father would be proud of. It’s wonderful to embark on this journey with Motive and Endeavor Content, who both perfectly share our vision to make this a reality.”
Rob Wilkins, managing director of Narrativia, said:
“The Discworld books are a huge source of joy to millions of readers, and rightly so; every paragraph, phrase and footnote was crafted with brilliance and flair and we are committed to bringing Terry’s world to the screen with the respect and care it deserves. With this partnership, we are delighted to say that Discworld has finally found its home.”
Simon Maxwell, CEO of Motive Pictures, said:
“Discworld is a national treasure and we are thrilled to be forging this new partnership with Narrativia and Endeavor Content. Together we will produce shows that will be loved by millions of Discworld fans worldwide, whilst also opening up Sir Terry Pratchett’s epic creations and legacy to new audiences. We launched Motive to make high quality British shows with global scale and impact and I can think of nothing that exemplifies that ambition more than this hugely exciting partnership.”