Make Like Bunnies


BBC One and Netflix are joining forces to produce a four-part miniseries of Watership Down. The new series intends to give the female rabbits a more prevalent role:

On the bright side, Aitken did announce the miniseries’ intent to strengthen the roles of the female rabbits, an element of Adams’ original novel that often garners criticism. In the original story, the lady rabbits were little more than ditzy breeding stock. Tiny, hopping wombs, if you will. Aitken assured fans however that the miniseries will feature “female characters more prominent and heroic than ever before.”

Olivia Wetzel is a student taking time off to live and work in San Francisco. If she could be any animal, she’d be a penguin. She’s never eaten pepperoni before, and one of her feet is a whole size bigger than the other. More from this author →