McAvoy, Boyega Voice “Watership Down”

Netflix and the BBC are teaming for a new four-part animated miniseries adaptation of Richard Adams’ classic novel “Watership Down” which will screen on BBC One in the UK and on the streaming giant in other territories around the globe.

John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley and Gemma Arterton are all set to lend their voices to the project, the third notable adaptation of the work following the 1978 film with John Hurt and Richard Briers along with a late 1990s animated TV series with Stephen Fry, Rik Mayall and Dawn French.

The 1972 novel is set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England. The story follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home.

Noam Murro (“300: Rise Of The Empire”) will direct from a script by Tom Bidwell (“My Mad Fat Diary”).

Source: Deadline