Endeavor Content, Motive Pictures to adapt Terry Pratchett's ‘Discworld' novels

The series will be produced by Narrativia, the company originally launched by Terry Prachett.

By Orlando Parfitt 29 Apr 2020

Endeavor Content, Motive Pictures to adapt Terry Pratchett's ‘Discworld' novels

Narrativia, the independent production company launched by Terry Pratchett in 2012, has signed a development deal with Motive Pictures and Endeavor Content to adapt the author’s Discworld novels for TV. 

It is not yet confirmed exactly which of the Discworld novels by Pratchett will be adapted. Prachett died in 2015.

Motive Pictures’ Simon Maxwell and Sam Lavender will executive produce the series; Endeavor Content is handling worldwide sales.

The Discworld novels sold more than 100 million copies during Pratchett’s lifetime. 

UK-based production company Motive Pictures was launched in 2019 by CEO Maxwell, the former head of international drama at Channel 4. Lavender was previously senior commissioning executive at Film4, where his credits included The Favourite and Saint Maud.

Narrativia, headed by managing director Rob Wilkins and co-director Rhianna Pratchett, teamed with Amazon Studios and BBC Studio on Good Omens, which was written by Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

Sky previously dramatised Pratchett’s Hogfather, The Colour of Magic and Going Postal.

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