Watership Down: BBC And Netflix Team Up On Miniseries


TV News - Watership Down - BBC and Netflix team up on MiniseriesA few days ago media outlets have been reporting that the BBC are teaming up Netflix on the latest adaptation of Richard Adams’ novel Watership Down.

 

The synopsis of Watership Down is as follows:

Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, the tale of adventure, courage, and survival 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, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.

 

The novel was published back in 1972, which has spawned an animated film in 1978 directed by Martin Rosen, who would also help produce the animated series of the same name between 1999-2001.

 

This latest adaptation will serve as a four-part miniseries which will premiere on BBC One in the UK and then internationally on Netflix, with a cast ensemble that includes John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley and Gemma Arterton. I must admit with the lineup of talent and the fact that it will be a four-part miniseries, I’m interested to see how this adaptation will fare in comparison to the 1978 film version.

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