Thursday, 5 November 2020

A faithful DISCWORLD TV adaptation is coming in 2022, starring Hugh Laurie

Sky TV and Narrativia Productions are joining forces to adapt Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, for television.

The animated film will star the voices of Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke, Gemma Arterton, David Thewlis, Himesh Patel and Hugh Bonneville.

Unlike certain other Discworld "adaptations," this will be directly based on the novel and is being overseen by Rob Wilkins, the late Sir Terry Pratchett's business partner.

The novel was released in 2001 as the 28th book in the Discworld series but the first aimed at children. It won the Carnegie Medal, and was arguably the first book to really break Pratchett in the United States, where it did well in the post-Harry Potter children's fantasy boom.

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