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Watership Down

Watership Down

  • Premiered: 
    December 22, 2018
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  • Network: BBC1
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Animated
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 1972 book (Watership Down) by Richard Adams 
  • Subject Matter: Adventure
  • Tags: animal

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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Based on Richard Adams' book of the same name and adapted for the screen by Tom Bidwell, WATERSHIP DOWN is a four-hour animated series that follows a band of rabbits as they flee the certain destruction of their home. Led by stout-hearted brothers Hazel and Fiver, the rabbits journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards the hope of a better life.

Concerned by troubling visions his brother has about an encroaching threat, Hazel and several other rabbits set out in search of a new safe haven. Efforts to liberate female rabbits to join the new warren lead to trouble for its members. At Hazel's behest, Fiver endures another haunting vision. The rabbits plan a daring rescue from Efrafa that requires crafty infiltration by Bigwig. Questions arise about loyalty amongst the female captives. Hazel and the others finally find a place to settle. But General Woundwort and the Efrafa rabbits launch a costly full-scale attack on the new warren.

For its world premiere, WATERSHIP DOWN debuted as a two-night special on BBC1 on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7pm and Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 7:20pm. On Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Netflix released WATERSHIP DOWN as a four-episode series, marking the U.S. debut of the first two episodes and the world premiere of the final two episodes.