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A new image gives us a better look at The Watch in the adaptation from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

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I posted some images from The Watch, based on some of the books by Terry Pratchett, back in January. It all seemed a bit off. I am still not sure whether I am actually looking forward to this or not, but BBC America released a new image of the main cast. You can see it below. Hopefully, a trailer will help us get a better feel of the show.

Critically acclaimed actor and playwright Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones) leads the cast of the BBC new original scripted series, The Watch, co-produced by Narrativia and BBC Studios.

Set in the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork, where crime has been legalized, The Watch is a uniquely anarchic drama. The series centers on a group of misfit cops as they rise up from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city from catastrophe. The Watch is an inclusive genre-bending series inspired by the legendary ‘City Watch’ subset of Sir Terry Pratchett’s bestselling “Discworld” novels and its many iconic characters.

It also stars Adam Hugill (1917), Jo Eaton-Kent (Don’t Forget The Driver), Marama Corlette (Blood Drive) and Lara Rossi (Crossing Lines) together with Sam Adewunmi (The Last Tree).

From Left: Jo Eaton-Kent as Cheery, Marama Corlett as Angua, Lara Rossi as Lady Sybil Ramkin, Richard Dormer as Sam Vimes, Adam Hugill as Carrot.

Dormer stars as Sam Vimes, Captain of The Watch, disempowered by a broken society that’s reduced his department’s jurisdiction to almost nothing. Jo Eaton-Kent is Constable Cheery, the ingenious non-binary forensics expert, ostracized by their kin and finding a new home and identity. Adam Hugill plays Constable Carrot, the idealistic new recruit, raised by dwarfs, but really a human abandoned at birth. Marama Corlette is the mysterious Corporal Angua who is tasked with Carrot’s training and keeping the rookie alive. Lara Rossi plays the formidable Lady Sybil Ramkin, last scion of Ankh-Morpork’s nobility, who’s trying to fix the city’s wrongs with her chaotic vigilantism. Sam Adewunmi is the wounded and wronged Carcer Dun, out to hijack destiny itself, take control of the city and exact a terrible revenge on an unjust reality.

The show will premiere in January 2021 on BBC America.

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