'The Watch': Meet Richard Dormer, Anna Chancellor, Ralph Ineson and rest of the cast of Terry Pratchett adaptation
'The Watch’ will follow an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who are forced to find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process.
Stories from Sir Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ series of fantasy novels -- those around the Ankh-Morpork City Watch -- are soon to arrive in the BBC America series, ‘The Watch’. The show will follow an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who are forced to find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. “The comedic yet thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it,” notes the official synopsis.
If this is not exciting enough already, the cast will surely excite you more. Let’s take a look!
Matt Berry as the voice of Wayne, a sword
The 46-year-old British actor, writer, and musician is best known for playing the lead role of Steven Toast in the Channel 4 sitcom 'Toast of London'. His other noted performances include shows like ‘What We Do in the Shadows’, 'The IT Crowd’, ‘Garth Marenghi's Darkplace’, ‘The Mighty Boosh’, ‘Snuff Box’, ‘The Wrong Door’, and ‘House of Fools’.
Anna Chancellor as Lord Vetinari
The 55-year-old British actor is best known for her roles as Caroline Bingley in the 1995 BBC adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’, and Questular Rontok in ‘The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy’. Chancellor has also received acclaim for other TV roles that include series like ‘Spooks’, ‘The Vice’, ‘Karaoke’, ‘Cold Lazarus’, ‘Tipping the Velvet’, ‘Jupiter Moon’, and more.
Richard Dormer as Sam Vimes
The 51-year-old actor, playwright, and screenwriter from Northern Ireland is best known for his role as Beric Dondarrion in the HBO television series ‘Game of Thrones’, and Dan Anderssen in Sky Atlantic's ‘Fortitude’.
Ralph Ineson as Detritus
The 51-year-old British actor’s notable roles include William in ‘The Witch’, Dagmer Cleftjaw in ‘Game of Thrones’, Amycus Carrow in the last three ‘Harry Potter’ films, Donald Bamford in the BBC drama series ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’, Chris Finch in the BBC sitcom ‘The Office’, and Nikolai Tarakanov in the HBO historical drama miniseries ‘Chernobyl’.
Ingrid Oliver as Doctor Cruces
The 43-year-old British actor and comedian, and one half of the comic double act Watson & Oliver, is best known for playing Petronella Osgood, a supporting character in the BBC television series ‘Doctor Who’. Her other notable roles include ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’, ‘Material Girl’, ‘Plus One’, and more.
Wendell Pierce as the voice of Death
The 57-year-old American actor is best known for his roles as Detective Bunk Moreland in ‘The Wire’, as trombonist Antoine Batiste in ‘Treme’, as James Greer in ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’, as attorney Robert Zane in ‘Suits’, and as Michael Davenport in ‘Waiting to Exhale’. In films, Pierce has had notable roles in ‘Malcolm X’, ‘Ray’, and ‘Selma’ among others.
Ruth Madeley as Throat
The 33-year-old British actor is known for her roles in Russel T. Davies' HBO miniseries ‘Years and Years’, and the television adaptation of Daniel O'Malley's ‘The Rook’. Madeley was nominated for a television BAFTA in 2016 for her work in ‘Don't Take My Baby’.
The show’s cast also includes Sam Adewunmi as Carcer Dun, Marama Corlett as Corporal Angua, James Fleet as the Archchancellor of Unseen University, Adam Hugill as Constable Carrot, Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Captain John Keel, Jo Eaton-Kent as Constable Cheery, Bianca Simone Mannie as Wonse, Lara Rossi as Lady Sybil Ramkin, and Paul Kaye as Inigo Skimmer, among others.
‘The Watch’ is set to premiere on January 3, 2021, only on BBC America.