You always look pretty cool when you tell people how the 1978 animated adaptation of Richard Adams’ Watership Down is violent and not appropriate for babies. You look even cooler if you can say you’ve read the book. Now you can look cool by bringing up the Netflix series.
According to Deadline, Netflix and the BBC have partnered up for a four-part miniseries adapting Watership Down. If you live in the UK, you’ll watch it on the BBC. If you live anywhere else that has Netflix, you’ll watch it on Netflix. If you don't live in either of those places, you probably have bigger fish to fry.
It may just be voice acting, but the miniseries already has quite a cast. You got your John Boyega, James McAvoy, and Nicholas Hoult. But you also have your Ben Kingsley and Gemma Arterton. That’s not too bad. Meanwhile, it’ll all by written by Tim Tidwell and directed by 300: Rise of the Empire’s Noam Murro.
This is something I’ll definitely watch since I read the book and think the 1978 animated adaptation is violent and not appropriate for babies. Basically Miles Davis over here. Also, I'll show a fucking baby some Watership Down. I don't want to hang out with a wimp for eighteen years.