It’s been over a year since Netflix acquired the rights to the long-running development from Aardman Animations. chicken race 2, and now the streamer has finally announced the first official details about the animated sequel, including its title and voice cast. Production is currently underway.
The long-awaited sequel to the acclaimed 2000 stop-motion animated film is now officially titled Chicken Run: Nugget Dawn. It is configured to present the voices of Shazam! estrella Zachary Levi and Thandiwe Newton (Western world ), who replace original stars Mel Gibson and Julia Sawalha for the respective lead roles of Rocky and Ginger.
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Described as an action-adventure comedy with a heartwarming family story at its core, Chicken Run: Nugget Dawn will mark the latest collaboration between Netflix and Aardman after last year’s musical short robin robin.
“After achieving a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream: a peaceful sanctuary island for the entire herd, far from the dangers of the human world,” reads the synopsis. “When she and Rocky give birth to a girl named Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland, the entire chicken species faces a terrible new threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means risking their own hard-earned freedom, this time, they’re breaking in!”
Joining Levi and Newton as one of the sequel’s main characters is Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Rocky and Ginger’s headstrong daughter, Molly, a true neighborhood girl who completes the family trio in this new chapter.
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The sequel’s voice cast will also feature returning cast members including Jane Horrocks as Babs, Imelda Staunton as Bunty, and Lynn Ferguson as Mac, along with new additions Josie Sedgwick-Davies as Frizzle, David Bradley as Fowler, Romesh Ranganathan as Nick, Daniel Mays as Fetcher, and Nick Mohammed as Dr. Fry.
Chicken Run: Nugget Dawn is being directed by Sam Fell (rinsed, ParaNorman) from a screenplay written by Karey Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell and Rachel Tunnard. Executive producers are Peter Lord, Carla Shelley, Karey Kirkpatrick and Nick Park, with Steve Pegram and Leyla Hobart serving as producers.