BBC to Terrify Your Children With a Watership Down Mini-series Starring John Boyega and James McAvoy

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Hey, are your kids scared of rabbits? Want them to be? Deadline reports the BBC and Netflix are creating a four-part mini-series based on the dark bunny-saga Watership Down. You might remember the 1978 film adaptation from your sweat-drenched childhood night terrors. The project will be animated, as the British don’t yet have that kind of control over their rabbits, and will feature the voice-acting skills of John Boyega, Nicholas Hoult, Gemma Arterton, James McAvoy, and Ben Kingsley. The series will premiere on the BBC in Britain and Netflix internationally. For those who are unfamiliar with the original 1972 Richard Adams novel, Watership Down tells the tale of a psychic rabbit who has a brutal, apocalyptic vision foretelling the destruction of his rabbit community, and boy, somehow it gets more messed up from there.