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The Amazing Maurice's release date: what we know about Terry Pratchett's Discworld film

Emilia Clarke and Hugh Laurie are set to star in the animated adaptation of Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents.

The Amazing Maurice
Sky
Published: Tuesday, 2nd November 2021 at 1:20 pm

Arriving on Sky Cinema next year is The Amazing Maurice – an upcoming animated adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel of the same name.

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With a vocal cast boasting the likes of Emilia Clarke, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Bonneville and now David Tennant, The Amazing Maurice will mark the 20th anniversary of the book's release and follows the titular streetwise cat as he comes up with a money-making scam with a group of talking rats.

While we don't yet have a trailer for the film, Sky has released a number of first-look images of The Amazing Maurice, as well as a teaser poster ahead of its air date.

The Amazing Maurice
Sky

Here's everything you need to know about The Amazing Maurice and when we're likely to see it.

When is The Amazing Maurice released?

Sky has announced that The Amazing Maurice will be arriving on Sky Cinema in 2022.

While a specific release date has not yet been confirmed by Sky, we'll be keeping this page updated so watch this space.

What is The Amazing Maurice about?

Based on the 28th novel in Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, The Amazing Maurice follows the titular streetwise ginger cat as he undertakes the perfect money-making scam with the help of a pipe-player and a horde of "strangely educated, talking rats".

"When Maurice and the rodents reach the stricken town of Bad Blintz, they meet a bookworm, Malicia," Sky teases. "Their little con soon goes down the drain as something very bad is waiting for them in the cellars."

Sky says that its animated adaptation of The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents has "the full support of the Terry Pratchett estate".

The Amazing Maurice cast

The Amazing Maurice
Sky

Sky revealed The Amazing Maurice's stellar cast in November, with Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke set to voice bookworm Malicia and Roadkill's Hugh Laurie voicing Maurice.

Other members of the cast include Wonder Woman's David Thewlis (Boss Man), Yesterday's Himesh Patel (Keith), The King's Man's Gemma Arterton (Peaches) and Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville (The Mayor).

While in May, Sky announced that Good Omens star David Tennant would be joining the cast as Dangerous Beans, while the likes of Gavin & Stacey's Rob Brydon (The Pied Piper), Avenue Q's Julie Atherton (Nourishing), His Dark Material's Ariyon Bakare (Darktan) and YouTube star Joe Sugg (Sardines) were also set to voice characters.

The Amazing Maurice trailer

Sky has not yet released a trailer for The Amazing Maurice, however the broadcaster did share various first-look pictures of the characters, including cat Maurice, Peaches, Dangerous Beans, Darktan and Keith.

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You can buy Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents on Amazon. If you’re looking for more to watch check out our TV Guide.

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