Sky goes 'Postal' with Terry Pratchett

David Suchet, Charles Dance to topline HD production

LONDON -- Following the success of its Terry Pratchett adaptations "Hogfather" and "The Colour of Magic," Sky said Monday that David Suchet, Charles Dance and Richard Coyle will head the cast of "Going Postal," a forthcoming Sky1 high definition production of the novel from fantasy writer Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.

Commissioned by Sky 1 HD head of drama Elaine Pyke and produced for Sky by The Mob film company, "Going Postal" will be broadcast on Sky1 HD and Sky1 next Easter, the broadcaster said Monday.

The fantasy tale of revenge and romance follows the adventures of arch-swindler Moist Von Lipwig and his love affair with the beautiful and vengeful Adore Belle Dearheart, whose family he has unwittingly ruined.

"Going Postal" is the 33rd novel in Pratchett's "Discworld" series of magical romance novels and the third that has been adapted for television by Sky. International distribution for the series will be handled by All3Media International.