I'm aware of The Watch, which is extremely loosely based on the Ankh-Morpork City Watch from the Discworld series, but I've heard that Terry Pratchett's daughter has disowned it:

Rhianna Pratchett stated it shared "no DNA with my father's Watch".

- Wikipedia

I'm confident I've read more about why in particular she 'disowned' the series. Has she stated anywhere else (besides the Twitter thread linked above) her issues with the series, that lead to the above statement? It's possible she's not said more and I'm misremembering, as hard as that is to prove I'm happy to accept that until it's disproven.


From Gamerant:

She later added, "The Watch will succeed or fail on its own merits. But watching the recent talk around the show, I feel I should point out that there are many fine actors & crew involved who’ve worked hard on this. If you don’t like what you’ve seen, then please don’t take it out on them." It's a good sentiment to have, because while criticism is valid and even important, it should not be tied to hostility.

Also, from The Independent:

Rhianna also shared a thread titled: “I'm still super upset at #TheWatch trailer.”

Rhianna had previously criticised The Watch’s showrunner, Simon Allen, for failing to thank her father.

  • Your first quote is in the linked twitter thread in my question... But the second one that Rhianna shared is worth me looking into.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Jul 23 at 12:41
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    "I'm still super upset at #TheWatch trailer" seems to have been said by Aliette de Bodard, not Rhianna Pratchett. cc @AncientSwordRage
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jul 23 at 13:48
  • @Randal'Thor you can infer she agrees with some part of the thread by the fact she shared it... I don't think it's completely obvious why she shared it...
    – AncientSwordRage
    Jul 23 at 13:49

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