Netflix today launched an official traser trailer for the upcoming stop-motion animated sequel, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, set to debut December 15th on the streaming platform. Directed by Sam Fell (ParaNorman, The Tale of Despereaux), the voice cast includes Thandiwe Newton (Westworld, God’s Country) , Zachary Levi (Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Chuck), Bella Ramsey (The Last of Us, Game of Thrones), Imelda Staunton (The Crown, Harry Potter franchise), Lynn Ferguson (Chicken Run, No Angels), David Bradley (After Life, Harry Potter franchise), Jane Horrocks (Chicken Run, Bloods), Romesh Ranganathan (Cinderella, Avoidance), Daniel Mays (Your Christmas or Mine?, Code 404), Josie Sedgwick-Davies, Peter Serafinowicz (John Wick: Chapter 2, Spy), Nick Mohammed (Ted Lasso, Intelligence), and Miranda Richardson (Good Omens, The Hours)
The official synopsis from Netflix reads:
From the multi Academy and BAFTA award-winning Aardman (Creature Comforts, Wallace & Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep), and Academy Award® and BAFTA-nominated director Sam Fell (ParaNorman and Flushed Away, respectively), comes Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the beloved and highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time, Chicken Run. Having pulled off a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream – a peaceful island sanctuary for the whole flock, far from the dangers of the human world. When she and Rocky hatch a little girl called Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland the whole of chicken-kind faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom at risk – this time, they’re breaking in!
“They say a movie is only as good as its villain and Ginger’s nemesis, Mrs. Tweedy is one of the all-time greats. Now she’s out to take industrial-scale revenge on all chicken-kind with the Dawn of the Nugget. We’ve had so much fun working with Miranda Richardson to transform Melisha Tweedy into the ultimate 1960’s super-villain. Miranda has a unique understanding of drama and comedy, making you laugh while scaring the pants off you in the exact same moment. Also rounding out our fantastic cast is Peter Serafinowicz playing Reginald Smith, a slightly bemused businessman visiting Mrs Tweedy’s giant nugget factory. It takes a particular kind of comic genius to play the foil to Miranda Richardson’s hilariously frightening archvillain. Peter pulls it off with effortless finesse,” says director Sam Fell.