Watership Down (miniseries)

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Watership Down
Genre Fantasy
Based on Watership Down
by Richard Adams
Screenplay by Tom Bidwell
Directed by Noam Murro
Country of origin United Kingdom
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Running time 57 minutes
Production company(s) Brown Bag Films
Biscuit Films
Distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment (International)
Original network BBC One (UK)
Netflix (international)
Picture format 2:1 1080i
Audio format Stereo
Original release 25 December 2018 (2018-12-25) – present

Watership Down is an upcoming animated television miniseries directed by Noam Murro. It is based on the 1972 novel of the same name by Richard Adams and adapted by Tom Bidwell.[1] It is scheduled to be released on 25 December 2018.[2]



In July 2014, it was announced that the BBC would be airing a new animated miniseries based on the novel.[3] In April 2016, it was announced that the series would be a co-production between the BBC and Netflix, and would consist of four one-hour episodes.[4] The series has a budget of £20 million.[5] Its release date is expected to be 25 December 2018.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Ali Jafaar (27 April 2016). "'Watership Down': BBC & Netflix Team On Miniseries With James McAvoy, Nic Hoult And John Boyega". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Watership Down". Netflix Media Center. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  3. ^ "Watership Down to be adapted on TV". 10 July 2014.
  4. ^ Alex Ritman (27 April 2016). "Netflix Bags Global Rights for 'Watership Down' Adaptation With John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  5. ^ Plunkett, John (27 April 2016). "BBC and Netflix team up for new Watership Down production" – via www.theguardian.com.
  6. ^ Travers, Ben (2017-12-28). "The 18 Netflix Original Series to Be Excited About in 2018". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-07-19.

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