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WATERSHIP DOWN: Animated Miniseries In The Works [Netflix]

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Netflix orders animated Watership Down miniseries. The new adaptation of the famous Richard Adams novel will be produced and distributed in conjunction with BBC One.

Set for release in 2017, the planned series will be split into four, hour-long episodes. The program will premiere on the BBC in Britain, but will be available for viewers outside of the UK to stream on Netflix:

Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.

The series, written by Tom Bidwell (Bafta-nominated “My Mad Fat Diary”) and directed by Noam Murro (300: Rise Of The Empire), will star James McAvoy (Filth, X-Men) as Hazel, Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men) as Fiver, award-winning Sir Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island, Iron Man 3) as General Woundwort, John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Attack The Block) as Bigwig, Gemma Arterton (Made In Dagenham) as Clover, Miles Jupp (Rev, The Thick Of It) as Blackberry, Freddie Fox (Pride) as Captain Holly, Olivia Colman (“The Night Manager,” The Lobster) as Strawberry, and Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette) as Hyzenthlay.

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