Why isn’t The Watch Season 2 happening?

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The Watch is a TV show based on the Discworld novels by Sir Terry Pratchett, airing on BBC America. The show features a diverse cast of characters, such as Richard Dormer, Lara Rossi, Adam Hugill, Marama Corlett, Jo Eaton-Kent, Wendell Pierce, Samuel Adewunmi, Matt Berry, Anna Chancellor, and Bianca Simone Mannie. It also has guest appearances from James Fleet, Ralph Ineson, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Paul Kaye, Ruth Madeley, and Ingrid Oliver.

The story takes place in Ankh-Morpork, the main city of the fictional Discworld. There, a ragtag group of misfits known as The City Watch must face an evil scheme to bring back a powerful dragon that could destroy the world. Along the way, they encounter trolls, werewolves, wizards, and other unlikely heroes. The main characters are Sam Vimes (Dormer), the leader of The City Watch; Lady Sybil Ramkin (Rossi), the last heir of a noble family; Constable Carrot (Hugill), a young and brave officer; Corporal Angua (Corlett), a mysterious werewolf; Constable Cheery (Eaton-Kent), a clever forensics expert; and Death (Pierce), the voice of the Grim Reaper.

Will There Be a Second Season of The Watch?

Currently, there is no official confirmation about the renewal or cancellation of “The Watch.” The show’s ratings have been modest, averaging around 200,000 viewers per episode. The show also faced some backlash from fans of the books who were unhappy with the changes made to the characters and the setting. However, the show also has some positive aspects, such as its imaginative world-building, diverse cast and witty dialogue.

The show’s creator, Simon Allen, has stated that he envisioned “The Watch” as a long-running series exploring different aspects of Pratchett’s universe. He also said he had plans for a second season to introduce new characters and stories. In an interview with Collider, he said, “We’ve got a very clear idea of what Season 2 is. We’ve got some really exciting new characters coming in. We’ve got some really exciting new stories.”

Jo Eaton-Kent, who plays Corporal Cheery Littlebottom, also expressed hope for a second season and said that there were many unanswered questions in the first season that were intentional. She said, “There are all of these questions that have yet to be answered, so I really think that this world has so much more expanding.”

The Watch Season 2 Release Date

If BBC America decides to renew “The Watch” for a second season, it may take some time before it hits the screens. The first season was filmed in South Africa between October 2019 and March 2020 and was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Assuming that production for the second season starts sometime in 2023, we may expect “The Watch” season 2 to release sometime in 2024 or 2025.

Who Will Be in The Cast of The Watch Season 2?

If “The Watch” returns for a second season, we can expect most of the prominent cast members to reprise their roles. This includes Richard Dormer as Captain Sam Vimes, Adam Hugill as Constable Carrot Ironfoundersson, Jo Eaton-Kent as Corporal Cheery Littlebottom, Marama Corlett as Corporal Angua von Überwald and Lara Rossi as Lady Sybil Ramkin. We can also expect Wendell Pierce as the voice of Death and Anna Chancellor as Lord Vetinari to return.

However, some characters may not return in the first season due to their fate. For instance, Sam Adewunmi’s Carcer Dun was seemingly killed by Vimes in the finale, while James Fleet’s Archchancellor was turned into a frog by Vetinari. They may appear in flashbacks or other forms, but their involvement in the second season is uncertain.

We may also see some new characters joining the cast in the second season. According to Allen, he has plans to introduce some characters from Pratchett’s books that were not featured in the first season. He said, “There are so many amazing characters from Terry’s books that we haven’t even touched yet.” Some of these characters may include Rincewind, Moist von Lipwig, Granny Weatherwax and Nobby Nobbs.

Plot of The Watch Season 2

The second season of “The Watch” will pick up from the cliffhanger revealing that Carcer Dun was Sam Vimes’ son from a parallel world where Ankh-Morpork was a dragon empire. Carcer had used the Summoning Dark device to travel through time and alter history, hoping to stop his father from joining the Watch. He also unleashed a dragon named Gawain on the city and abducted Sybil Ramkin.

The second season will explore the consequences of these actions, how they impact the characters, and their dynamics. Vimes will have to face his son and his own choices, while also trying to save Sybil and the city from the dragon threat. He will also have to deal with the mysterious Patrician, who seems to have a hidden agenda. Meanwhile, Carrot, Angua, Cheery and Detritus will have to cope with their issues and secrets and their loyalty to the Watch and each other.

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