Netflix & BBC Line Up All-Star Cast For Animated “Watership Down” Miniseries

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’ novel Watership Down is getting the silver screen treatment from One and Netflix in a new miniseries and , , , and have signed on to voice the cast. 

The adventure story is set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England and 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, toward a promised land a more perfect society. 

McAvoy stars as Hazel, Hoult as Fiver, Kingsley as General Woundwort, and Boyega as Bigwig. They are joined by as Clover, as Blackberry, as Captain Holly, as Strawberry, and as Hyzenthlay. 

The co- between One and is penned by with directing. The film is a CG animation with the team led by co-director , , and the animation studio in Dublin. is handling international distribution. 

and are producing with , , , , , and Murro executive producing. Sands is a

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