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The Watch - Adam Hugill to Star BBC America's Terry Pratchett Discworld Series



Adam Hugill (1917, World On Fire, Pennyworth) has been cast to star in BBC America's The Watch per Deadline's exclusive.

The eight-episode drama, based upon Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, is being written by Simon Allen (The Musketeers, Strike Back). British actor Adam Hugill will play one of the leading roles, Carrot.

The Watch is a punk rock thriller inspired by the legendary 'City Watch' subset of "Discworld" novels. This disruptive, character-driven thriller centers on Terry Pratchett's misfit cops as they fight to save a ramshackle city of normalized wrongness, from both the past and future in a perilous quest.

Modern and inclusive, The Watch features many famous "Discworld" creations including City Watch Captain Sam Vimes, the last scion of nobility Lady Sybil Ramkin, the naïve but heroic Carrot, the mysterious Angua and the ingenious non-binary forensics expert Cheery together with Terry Pratchett's iconic characterization of Death.


Hugill's Carrot was raised as a dwarf but turned out to be an orphaned human child. He joins the group after pursuing a career in law enforcement.

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The Watch is produced by BBC Studios for BBC America and will be distributed by BBC Studios. The drama was commissioned for BBC America by President and GM Sarah Barnett, and Nena Rodrigue, EVP of Original Programming, Acquisitions and Production. Co-produced with Narrativia and written by Simon Allen (The Musketeers, Das Boot and New Tricks), The Watch is executive produced by Hilary Salmon (Luther, Silent Witness and Three Girls), Ben Donald for BBC Studios and Rob Wilkins for Narrativia. Phil Collinson (Doctor Who) is also an executive producer on the BBC America drama.

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