First cast member named for Terry Pratchett’s The Watch

Last year we brought you news that BBC America had greenlit an adaptation of Sir Terry Pratchett’s much-loved subset of Discworld novels, City Watch.

Now we know the first cast member.

Deadline reports that British actor Adam Hugill (who’s in Batman spin-off series Pennyworth) will play one of the lead characters, 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 normalised wrongness, from both the past and future in a perilous quest. 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.

This could be enormous, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on this.