Star Wars' John Boyega to Headline Netflix's Watership Down Series

John Boyega is headed to a new far-flung galaxy, this one populated by animated rabbits.  

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens stormtrooper has signed on to lead an A-list voice ensemble in the forthcoming animated miniseries Watership Down, Deadline reports.

Boyega will be joined by James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Ben Kingsley (Tut) and Gemma Arterton (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) in this BBC One co-production based on Richard Adams’ 1972 action novel. The four-part adaptation follows a small group of rabbits who escape the certain destruction of their habitat in search of a new home that promises a more perfect society.

Adams’ novel was last adapted for UK television in 1999, which itself was based on a 1978 film adaptation voiced by John Hurt (The Last Panthers) and Richard Briers (Doctor Who). A premiere date for this latest incarnation has not been set.

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