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John Boyega to star in remake of classic children’s series Watership Down with all-star cast

NEW ROLE: John Boyega

NEW ROLE: John Boyega

JOHN BOYEGA will star in a remake of classic children’s television series Watership Down.

The four-part animated series follows a group of rabbits fleeing hope to escape destruction by humans.

The Star Wars actor will voice the character of Bigwig, an ex-Owsla officer, and the largest and bravest rabbit of the group in the remake, which is the first blockbuster drama made as a co-production between the BBC and Netflix.

TOP OFFICER: John will voice the character of Bigwig in the Watership Down remake

TOP OFFICER: John will voice the character of Bigwig in the Watership Down remake

John will star alongside actors James McAvoy as Hazel and Sir Ben Kingsley as General Woundwort.

Watership Down is a classic adventure novel, written by English author Richard Adams, published by Rex Collings Ltd of London in 1972.

The series is due to air on the BBC in 2017, and worldwide, outside of the UK, on Netflix.

 

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