More than 20 years ago, a small town, Ankh-Morpork, saw a surge in robbery and murder, after which some types of crime were legalized. One of the greatest dangers came from criminals who were legally allowed to kill other people. To keep an eye on the rest, there were watchmen, but over time it became more difficult for them to understand who is the criminal and who is not…
“The Watch ss 2”: release date, announcement
Season 1 premiered on January 3, 2021, giving viewers hope that a sequel to “The Watch” will definitely arrive. As a result, the season 1 showed very high ratings, while film critics started talking about the high probability of seeing a sequel. Despite the availability of source material that can be adapted into the new season, and the success of the released episodes, as of January 2022, there is still no information about the filming of the season 2. We continue to follow the news.
The show is based on the “Discworld” series of books, written in the style of humorous fantasy. The writer Terry Pratchett is still one of the most popular authors in the UK – he has published over 40 books that relate to this story.
Crime is everywhere. It is everywhere, in every breath of air that fills Ankh-Morpork. People are completely embittered, they join gangs that have permission to carry out criminal activities. Carrot Ironfoundersson, whose belonging to the gnomes still raises great doubts among the rest, decides to become one of the watchmen and patrol the streets.
For people related to watchmen, there were rules. They could not legally influence those who could commit crimes. Therefore, banditry flourished more and more every year. It was not possible for them to remain themselves in such a world. It was imperative to join some group in order to save their lives and get a job.
Several other people work with Carrot. Charming Angua, whose wolf essence comes out from time to time. In ordinary life, she is a petite blonde who prefers not to eat animal meat, is sensitive to her own mistakes and corrects them. When the moon is full, the girl turns into a white wolf, and her colleagues lock her separately for safety.
The head of the watchmen is a middle-aged man Sam Vimes. 20 years ago, during an outbreak of crime, he had to lose a friend who took the wrong side. Not wanting to help him, Vimes witnessed him fall from the roof of a huge building. Since then, he did not make friends, constantly drank and could flare up on any, even the most trivial matter.
But the years go by, someone has to fight the atrocities in the streets. One day a man appears. Sam is very interested in him because of his actions. In a personal meeting, Vimes realizes that this is his former friend who fell from the roof. But how could he be alive and why doesn’t he give Sam the opportunity to talk? Enlisting supporters, Sam decides to find out everything about the surviving comrade…
Actors and their roles
- Sam Vimes – head of watchmen; has an unpleasant appearance; in the past did not help a friend when he fell from a roof; believes that order can still be in the town; drinks constantly – Richard Dormer.
- Angua – serves in City Watch; belongs to werewolves, so every full moon is fraught with transformation for her; can turn into a wolf at will at any time; a vegetarian, but in the guise of a wolf she eats chickens, for which later, in human skin, leaves money; kind, smart, dangerous – Marama Corlett.
- Carrot Ironfoundersson – joined the Night Watch to please his dwarf adoptive parents; his relatives were killed in the forest by bandits, and the gnomes found him crawling near their corpses; loves himself very much, although he occupies a small position; considers himself a king; Carrot was in love with Angua from the beginning; can even kill a troll with one blow – Adam Hugill.
- While viewers are wondering about the exact release date of season 2, the scriptwriters have several options for the development of events at once. By signing with the production company for the series, Adam Hugill will reserve the right to leave the project at the end of any season, so no one knows what the actor will think of after filming.
- Previously, 3 books from the “Discworld” cycle have already been filmed and this did not bring success to either the author or the creators of the TV series. For the sake of the show, Terry Pratchett himself created a company, which invested in the creation of the show from 12 to 26 million pounds – information on the exact amount varies in different sources.
- The TV series was planned to be released in 2011, but only 10 years later it appeared on the air. This gave a lot of gossip. Many believed that the creators of the show would never finish the job, but they were persistent and were able to cope with all the difficulties that awaited them on the way to the release of the TV project.
- Unfortunately, Terry Pratchett did not live to see the adaptation of his books. In 2007, it became known about his Alzheimer’s disease. The writer knew about this and was preparing for euthanasia, legal in Switzerland. By 2012, Terry’s health had deteriorated dramatically, so he practically stopped writing. But the writer did not stop creating masterpieces: Pratchett either dictated the text to his assistant, or used speech recognition programs. Terry Pratchett passed away on March 12, 2015.
The Watch Season 2: release date
|Number||Series title||Release date|
|2x01||Series 1||not announced|
|2x02||Series 2||not announced|
|2x03||Series 3||not announced|
|2x04||Series 4||not announced|
|2x05||Series 5||not announced|
|2x06||Series 6||not announced|
|2x07||Series 7||not announced|
|2x08||Series 8||not announced|