Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ Series to Be Adapted for Screen – Variety


Terry Pratchett’s comedian fantasy sequence “Discworld” is coming to display.

Narrativia, the manufacturing firm launched by Pratchett in 2012, has struck an unique growth take care of Motive Footage and Endeavor Content material for a sequence of TV variations. It isn’t but recognized which of the “Discworld” books shall be tailored initially.

The “Discworld” sequence of novels has offered greater than 100 million copies globally, and the variations are to stay “completely trustworthy” to Pratchett’s authentic works.

The deal was struck by Rob Wilkins of Narrativia and Simon Maxwell of Motive Footage, with Endeavor Content material. Government producers for Motive Footage shall be Maxwell and Sam Lavender, whereas Endeavor Content material is dealing with worldwide gross sales.

Pratchett died in 2015, having accomplished greater than 40 “Discworld” novels. The sequence’ remaining guide was accomplished in the summertime of 2014. Pratchett as soon as mentioned of the sequence, “The character of ‘Discworld’ gave me the chance to do every kind of issues,” he mentioned. “I may match roughly something into it. By about guide 4, I found the enjoyment of plot.”

Standard books within the sequence embody “Mort,” “Going Postal,” “The Colour of Magic,” “Small Gods,” “Guards! Guards!” and “Wyrd Sisters.”

Most lately, “The Superb Maurice and his Educated Rodents,” from the “Discworld” sequence, was tailored into an animated characteristic entitled “The Superb Maurice.” In 2019, Pratchett’s guide “Good Omens,” written with Neil Gaiman, was made right into a six-part sequence for BBC Two and Amazon Prime Video.

Rhianna Pratchett, co-director of Narrativia and Pratchett’s daughter, mentioned: “Discworld teems with distinctive characters, witty narrative and unbelievable literary tropes, and we really feel these ought to be realised on display in a kind that my father can be pleased with. It’s great to embark on this journey with Motive and Endeavor Content material, who each completely share our imaginative and prescient to make this a actuality.”

Rob Wilkins, managing director of Narrativia, added: “The Discworld books are an enormous supply of pleasure to hundreds of thousands of readers, and rightly so; each paragraph, phrase and footnote was crafted with brilliance and aptitude and we’re dedicated to bringing Terry’s world to the display with the respect and care it deserves. With this partnership, we’re delighted to say that Discworld has lastly discovered its residence.”

Simon Maxwell, CEO of Motive Footage, mentioned: “Discworld is a nationwide treasure and we’re thrilled to be forging this new partnership with Narrativia and Endeavor Content material. Collectively we’ll produce reveals that shall be beloved by hundreds of thousands of Discworld followers worldwide, while additionally opening up Sir Terry Pratchett’s epic creations and legacy to new audiences. We launched Motive to make prime quality British reveals with world scale and affect and I can consider nothing that exemplifies that ambition greater than this vastly thrilling partnership.”


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