Watership Down — Official Trailer

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added: Tue, Dec 4th '18

Check out the first official trailer for "Watership Down," Netflix and BBC's upcoming CG-animated miniseries based on the award-winning 1972 novel of the same name by English novelist Richard Adams.

Featuring a stellar voice cast that includes the likes of James McAvoy (Split), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Ben Kingsley (Schindler's List), John Boyega (Star Wars), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men), Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), and Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), the four-part drama follows the precarious journey of a travelling group of rabbits as they are forced to flee the imminent destruction of their home, only to relocate to a new territory ruled by a tyrannical rabbit dictator -- the terrifying General Woundwort (voiced by Kingsley).

The same source material was adapted into a cult 1978 cartoon feature, which drew some controversy due to its disturbing imagery of violence and gory death scenes. That film is still regarded as one of the best British animated movies of its time.

The new upcoming miniseries version was adapted for the screen by British TV writer Tom Bidwell (My Mad Fat Diary) and is directed by former commercial helmer-turned-feature film director Noam Murro (300: Rise of an Empire, Smart People).

"Watership Down" will be airing in the U.K on BBC One on December 22nd through Dec. 23rd. It will also start streaming on Netflix on Dec. 23rd.

Richard Adams' award-winning novel from 1972. The rabbits have found a new home on Watership Down but to ensure the warren's future they must now confront the terrifying General Woundwort.


directed by   Noam Murro

starring   James McAvoy, Olivia Colman, Ben Kingsley, John Boyega, Nicholas Hoult, Gemma Arterton, Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike, Gemma Chan, Peter Capaldi, Taron Egerton, Mackenzie Crook, Anne-Marie Duff

release date   December 23, 2018 (on BBC One, UK and on Netflix, US)

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