Watership Down (miniseries)
by Richard Adams
|Screenplay by||Tom Bidwell|
|Directed by||Noam Murro|
|Country of origin||
Brown Bag Films|
|Distributor||ITV Studios Global Entertainment (International)|
BBC One (UK)|
Watership Down is an upcoming British-Irish-American animated television mini-series directed by Noam Murro. It is based on the 1972 novel of the same name by Richard Adams and adapted by Tom Bidwell. The four-part serial will broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom, and will stream internationally on Netflix in 2017.
- James McAvoy as Hazel
- Nicholas Hoult as Fiver
- John Boyega as Bigwig
- Ben Kingsley as General Woundwort
- Gemma Arterton as Clover
- Olivia Colman as Strawberry
- Anne-Marie Duff as Hyzenthlay
- Miles Jupp as Blackberry
- Freddie Fox as Captain Holly
In July 2014, it was announced that the BBC would be airing a new animated mini-series based on the novel. In April 2016, it was announced that the series would be a co-production between the BBC and Netflix, and would consist of four one-hour episodes. The series will have a budget of £20 million.
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