Watership Down (miniseries)

Watership Down is an upcoming British-Irish-American animated television miniseries directed by Noam Murro . It is based on the 1972 novel of the same name byRichard Adams and adapted by Tom Bidwell. [1] The Four-part serial is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom and stream internationally on Netflixin 2017. [2]

Cast

  • James McAvoy as Hazel [1]
  • Nicholas Hoult as Fiver [1]
  • John Boyega as Bigwig [1]
  • Ben Kingsley as General Woundwort [1]
  • Gemma Arterton as Clover [1]
  • Olivia Colman as Strawberry [1]
  • Anne-Marie Duff as Hyzenthlay [1]
  • Miles Jupp as Blackberry [1]
  • Freddie Fox as Captain Holly [1]
  • Daniel Rigby as Dandelion
  • Rory Kinnear as Cowslip
  • Daniel Kaluuya as Bluebell
  • Gemma Chan as Dewdrop

Production

In July 2014, it was announced that the BBC would be airing a new animated miniseries based on the novel. [3] 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. [4] The series has a budget of £ 20 million. [5]

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:j Ali Jafaar (27 April 2016). “‘Watership Down’: BBC & Netflix Team On Miniseries With James McAvoy, Nic Hoult And John Boyega” . Deadline.com . Retrieved 28 April 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ Clarisse Loughrey (April 27, 2016). “Watership Down: BBC and Netflix to partner on new version of children’s classic” . Independent . Retrieved 28 April 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ http://www.digitalspy.com/british-tv/news/a583284/watership-down-to-return-as-new-bbc-animated-series.html#~oS8KjGl9TocWcJ
  4. Jump up^ Alex Ritman (April 27, 2016). “Netflix Bags Global Rights for ‘Watership Down’ Adaptation With John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult” . Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 28 April 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ John Plunkett (April 27, 2016). “Netflix Bags Global Rights for ‘Watership Down’ Adaptation With John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult” . Guardian . Retrieved 28 April 2016 .

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