Richard Adams timeless classic Watership Down has enthralled audiences the world over for decades and now a stunning new adaptation from the BBC is set to showcase this monomythic story to audiences once again.
Watch the full trailer below:
Here’s the full synopsis:
Fleeing their doomed warren, a colony of rabbits lead by the heroic Hazel (James McAvoy) and the prophetic visions of the seer Fiver (Nicolas Hoult), must overcome great adversity in their pursuit of a new home.
Adapted from the best selling novel by Richard Adams, Watership Down is again being brought forward into a brand new medium courtesy of the BBC and Netflix in a bold new miniseries. The four episode series will adapt Adams classic story in a fabulous new fashion with an emphasis on an art and animation style that seeks to mimic classic children’s story book illustrations and really brings to life this grand adventure.
Not only is the art picturesque and beautiful to look upon, but this adaptation has some amazing vocal talent lending their voices to this intrepid tale with the likes of James McAcoy, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Colman, John Boyega, Gemma Arterton, Daniel Kaluuya and Sir Ben Kingsley all joining the production.
Long-time fans will be excited for this new production and the promise of a joint effort by both the BBC and Netflix to bring Adams beloved story to life will certainly be a treat for the whole family.
Get ready for an odyssey when Watership Down arrives on screens on December 23 just in time for Christmas.