New images released ahead of upcoming Chicken Run sequel

Ginger and Rocky, now voiced by Thandiwe Newton and Zachary Levi will be joined by their daughter Molly for their latest adventure.

New images released ahead of upcoming Netflix Chicken Run sequel Dawn of the Nugget Netflix

New images have been released ahead of the upcoming sequel to hit claymation movie Chicken Run.

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget will follow on from the events of the first film, which was released 23 years ago.

The original movie remains the highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time since its 2000 release. 

Directed by Flushed Away director Sam Fell, Dawn of the Nugget will see Game of Thrones and The Last of Us actress Bella Ramsey portray Molly, the daughter of Ginger and Rocky.

Previously voiced by Julia Sawalha and Mel Gibson, Westworld star Thandiwe Newton and Shazam actor Zachary Levi will lend their voices to the roles of Ginger and Rocky for the upcoming movie. 

The pair will join forces with their daughter, along with familiar faces from the first movie as chicken-kind faces a “new and terrible threat”.

Ramsey said: “Molly is an incredibly curious and very intelligent chicken with a huge heart and a strong sense of justice.

“She has inherited a rebellious wild side from her dad, and determination and all her social skills from her mum.”

Newton added: “Ginger is selfless and caring, and everything she does is for the good of her family and community.

“However, she soon realises that her desire for peace and harmony is under threat, what is she to do? Ginger’s story unfolds and it’s exciting to see her character go on that journey.”

New images released of Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget characters Netflix

From Aardman Animations, which also made Wallace And Gromit and Shaun The Sheep films, the production sees The Crown’s Imelda Staunton, No Angels star Lynn Ferguson and Absolutely Fabulous star Jane Horrocks return from the original film to voice chickens Bunty, Mac and Babs.

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan and Line Of Duty’s Daniel Mays voice rats Nick and Fetcher, previously voiced by Mr Turner actor Timothy Spall and Quadrophenia star Phil Daniels respectively.

Game Of Thrones actor David Bradley, who takes on Fowler from Pride And Prejudice star Benjamin Whitrow, and Ted Lasso’s Nick Mohammed, are also among the cast.

Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’ Farrell, who both contributed to the original Chicken Run script, have also returned as writers.

Chicken Run: Dawn Of The Nugget will be on Netflix this winter.

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