Discworld is a comedic fantasy book series by Terry Pratchett.
The novels are set on the Discworld, a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A'Tuin. The books frequently parody, or at least borrow ideas from, J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft and William Shakespeare, as well as mythology, folklore and fairy tales, often using them for satirical parallels with current cultural, technological and scientific issues.
The novels have won awards such as the Prometheus Award and the Carnegie Medal. In the BBC's Big Read, five Discworld books were in the top 100, and a total of fifteen in the top 200. The novels have inspired other works such as video games, as well as a new TV series titled The Watch.
Set in the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork, where crime has been legalized, The Watch is a "punk rock" drama. The eight-part series centers on a group of misfit cops as they rise up from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city from catastrophe.
The series stars Sam Adewunmi, Anna Chancellor, Marama Corlett, Richard Dormer, Jo Eaton-Kent, James Fleet, Adam Hugill, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Ruth Madeley, Bianca Simone Mannie, Ingrid Oliver and Lara Rossi.
The Watch premiered on January 3, 2021 on BBC America! However, the premiere episode "A Near Vimes Experience" was released early on December 31, 2020 on the streaming service AMC+