I've said it before: I'm not a Terry Pratchett/Disworld afficiando, but even I can see that BBC America's The Watch ("inspired by" Sir Terry's tales of Ankh-Morpork’s City Watch) doesn't resemble any vision of Discworld conjured up in the mind of anyone who has actually read the books.
The first episode will be available in the States via AMC+ streaming on New Year's Eve, then the show launches fully on January 3 on BBC America.
Although The Watch features the lovely Marama Corlett, sporting a look that ticks a lot of boxes for me, I'm predicting that this unwanted "adaptation" is possibly only going to garner hate-viewers for most part.
Even Sir Terry's daughter has been dismissive of it, but has some wise words about not blaming the cast and crew:
Look, I think it's fairly obvious that @TheWatch shares no DNA with my father's Watch. This is neither criticism nor support. It is what it is.— Rhianna Pratchett (@rhipratchett) October 9, 2020
UPDATE: @TheWatch will succeed or fail on its own merits. But watching the recent talk around the show, I feel I should point out that there are many fine actors & crew involved who’ve worked hard on this. If you don’t like what you’ve seen, then please don’t take it out on them.— Rhianna Pratchett (@rhipratchett) October 11, 2020