The Color of Magic

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (10,478)

The Color of Magic is a three-part television adaptation of the first two books in Terry Pratchett's popular Discworld series. The show was produced in 2008 by RHI Entertainment and stars an all-star ensemble cast, including David Jason, Sean Astin, Tim Curry, Christopher Lee, Jeremy Irons, David Bradley, Laura Haddock, James Cosmo, Karen David, Liz May Brice, Nigel Planer, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Miles Richardson, Stephen Marcus, and Toby Jones.

The series is set in a flat, disc-shaped world that rests on the back of four giant elephants, who in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle that is swimming through space. In this strange and fantastical world, magic is real, and wizards and witches wield incredible powers that can alter reality itself. The series follows a bumbling wizard named Rincewind (David Jason) and his unwitting companion, a tourist named Twoflower (Sean Astin), as they travel the Discworld and encounter all manner of strange creatures and surreal situations.

The Color of Magic opens with an ambitious and determined spell-caster named Trymon (Tim Curry) seeking out a dangerous and ancient spell known as the Octavo, which is said to give the wielder the power to rule the Discworld itself. Trymon hires Rincewind to help him translate some ancient texts that he believes will lead him to the Octavo. However, the hapless wizard accidentally burns down the library where the texts are kept, setting off a chain of events that will take Rincewind and Twoflower on a wild adventure through the Discworld.

Along the way, the duo encounter a variety of eccentric and colorful characters, including an undead border guard named Death (Christopher Lee), a dragon-taming hero named Cohen the Barbarian (David Bradley), and a cunning thief named Hrun the Barbarian (James Cosmo). They also find themselves pursued by a pair of particularly persistent assassins named Mr. Teatime (Nigel Planer) and the Lady (Liz May Brice), who are hired by Trymon to eliminate Rincewind and Twoflower and prevent them from locating the Octavo.

The Color of Magic features stunning special effects and imaginative production design that bring the Discworld to life in vivid detail. The show's cast of talented actors deliver pitch-perfect performances, capturing the wit and humor of Terry Pratchett's beloved characters. David Jason shines as Rincewind, a lovable and put-upon wizard who seems constantly in over his head but manages to survive against incredible odds thanks to his quick wit and resourcefulness. Sean Astin is equally charming as Twoflower, a cheerful and innocent tourist who sees the strange and surreal sights of the Discworld with wide-eyed wonder.

Tim Curry is delightfully menacing as Trymon, the power-hungry wizard who will stop at nothing to obtain the Octavo. Christopher Lee delivers a memorable turn as Death, the somber and enigmatic figure who has a surprising soft spot for cats. David Bradley is hilarious as Cohen the Barbarian, a grizzled and battle-scarred warrior who refuses to let old age stop him from adventuring. And James Cosmo steals scenes as Hrun the Barbarian, a roguish and charismatic thief who befriends Rincewind and Twoflower despite his criminal tendencies.

Overall, The Color of Magic is a delightful and entertaining adaptation of Terry Pratchett's beloved Discworld series. It's a must-watch for fans of fantasy and comedy, and it's sure to leave audiences with a smile on their faces.

The Color of Magic is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on February 17, 2011.

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Seasons
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 30, 2009
Based on Terry Pratchett's popular Discworld series of fantasy adventure novels. Na
Night 2
2. Night 2
March 24, 2008
As Rincewind is hounded across the Discworld by the Wizards of Unseen University, he is helped by Twoflower the Tourist, his luggage and Cohen the Barbarian.
Night 1
1. Night 1
March 23, 2008
Constantly failing at the Unseen University, the wizard Rincewind is given the task by the Patrician of looking after the Discworld's first tourist: Twoflower.
S E01
101. S E01
March 23, 2008
An unlikely pair set out on a magical journey in this adaptation of Terry Pratchett's popular "Discworld" novels. Featuring Tim Curry, Sean Astin, Jeremy Irons and Christopher Lee.
Episode 2
102. Episode 2
March 22, 2008
An unlikely pair set out on a magical journey in this adaptation of Terry Pratchett's popular "Discworld" novels. Featuring Tim Curry, Sean Astin, Jeremy Irons and Christopher Lee.
Episode 3
103. Episode 3
March 22, 2008
An unlikely pair set out on a magical journey in this adaptation of Terry Pratchett's popular "Discworld" novels. Featuring Tim Curry, Sean Astin, Jeremy Irons, and Christopher Lee.
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Where to Watch The Color of Magic
The Color of Magic is available for streaming on the RHI Entertainment website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Color of Magic on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, The Roku Channel Free, Apple TV, Crackle and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 17, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (10,478)