Sir Terry Pratchett launches independent production company
Sir Terry has launched a new production company along with the producers of the previously made Discworld stories. With Good Omens and The Watch being the first productions they're looking at making.
Sir Terry Pratchett has joined forces with former Prime Focus Productions boss Rod Brown to launch a television and film production company.
The author has established Narrativia to exploit the TV, film and digital rights of his prolific canon of work. The indie will take control of existing Pratchett projects, previously being produced by Prime Focus, as well as develop new ideas.
It will be overseen by Pratchett’s business manager Rob Wilkins, Brown and Rhianna Pratchett - the writer’s daughter. Each will have an equal stake in Narratavia, named after one of Pratchett’s own creations - a deity of narrative who smiles down on writers.
As part of the project, Brown has taken with him two Pratchett developments he was working on at Prime Focus. In return, the post production specialist’s facilities will be used if the shows make it to air.
The developments include The Watch, a police procedural series based on characters from Pratchett’s Discworld series of fantasy novels.
The 13 x 60-minute series, which Brown estimates will require a budget of £13-15m, will be written by former Python Terry Jones and Small Soldiers writer Gavin Scott.
Also on the agenda is a 4 x 60-minute adaptation Good Omens, co-produced by STV Productions.
One more anal-probing gyro-pyro levitating ecoplasm alien anti-matter story and I'm going to take out my gun and shoot somebody.