Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones) is set to join the cast of Terry Pratchett’s The Watch.
Based on the beloved Discworld books and set in the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork, where crime is legal, The Watch is billed as an anarchic drama. The eight-episode series follows The Watch as the group rises up from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city from catastrophe.
Dormer will star as Sam Vimes, the captain of a band of misfit cops known as The Watch.
“I’m so thrilled to be part of this brilliant madness and mayhem. I was immediately drawn to the multitude of layers to Sam Vimes, and I find the dynamic between him and his band of disenfranchised comrades very compelling.”
Also joining the cast are Adam Hugill (1917), Jo Eaton-Kent (Don’t Forget the Driver), Marama Corlett (Blood Drive), Lara Rossi (Crossing Lines) and Sam Adewunmi (The Last Tree).
Eaton-Kent will be Constable Cheery in the series. Hugill will play idealistic new recruit Constable Carrot and Corlett the mysterious Corporal Angua, who is tasked with Carrot’s training. Rossi is the formidable Lady Sybil Ramkin, last scion of Ankh-Morpork’s nobility, and Adewunmi is the wronged Carcer Dun, who is out to take control of the city.