Capaldi, Kaluuya, Pike and more join Watership Down

Peter Capaldi, Daniel Kaluuya and Rosamund Pike are lending their voices to the forthcoming BBC/Netflix adaptation of Watership Down.

The BBC has also released a whole rabbit warren of new images.

Daniel Kaluuya and Rosamund Pike will play Bluebell and The Black Rabbit Of Inlé respectively, with Peter Capaldi announced to join the cast as the seagull Kehaar.

They join the previously confirmed Hazel (voiced by James McAvoy), alongside Fiver (Nicholas Hoult), Bigwig (John Boyega), Clover (Gemma Arterton) and Strawberry (Olivia Colman).

Clover (voiced by Gemma Arterton)
Fiver (Nicholas Hoult) and Hazel (James McAvoy) speak to Bigwig (John Boyega)

Hazel (James McAvoy), Blackberry (Miles Jupp), Bigwig (John Boyega), Fiver (Nicholas Hoult), Dandelion (Daniel Rigby) and Hawkbit (Mackenzie Crook)
Sergeant Sanfoin (Craig Parkinson), Captain Campion (Lee Ingleby), Hyzenthlay (Anne-Marie Duff), Nettle (Charlotte Spencer) and Bigwig (John Boyega)
Strawberry (Olivia Colman)

Taron Egerton has joined the cast as El-Ahrairah, with Mackenzie Crook as Hawkbit, Gemma Chan as Dewdrop, Jason Watkins as Captain Orchis, Rory Kinnear as Cowslip and Craig Parkinson as Sainfoin.

Henry Goodman is playing Blackavar, Tom Wilkinson is Threarah, Lee Ingleby is Captain Campion, Charlotte Spencer is Nettle, and Daniel Rigby is Dandelion.

The cast is rounded out by the previously announced Sir Ben Kingsley as General Woundwort, Freddie Fox as Captain Holly, Anne-Marie Duff as Hyzenthlay, and Miles Jupp as Blackberry.

Watership Down uses Richard Adams’ bestselling novel as its source. Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.

Watership Down will be shown on BBC One as two special feature length episodes this Christmas.

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