Have you ever wanted to see a crime drama with less pseudo-science and more silliness, which was was set on a flat disc-shaped world balanced on the back of four elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle flying through space? It’s your lucky day!

The fantasy author Terry Pratchett recently signed a deal for a new TV series based on his Discworld novels. The new show will be a CSI style crime of the week mystery centered on the City Watch police force of Ankh-Morpork. Since this is Discworld, the show will likely be satirical comedy, not the usual drama you might expect from CSI.

The main focus of the series will be set in the bustling, highly mercantile, largely untrustworthy and always vibrant city of Ankh-Morpork and will follow the day-to-day activities of the men, women, trolls, dwarves, vampires and several other species who daily pound its ancient cobbles (and, of course, Igor in the forensics department).

It’s also going to be hilarious. It will be made by Prime Focus Productions, the people who made the three existing Discworld miniseries. All 3 series are remarkably close to the spirit of the Discworld series.

They’ve just signed the deal, so don’t expect to see this for a year or more.

via Bleeding Cool