Chicken Run 2's First Trailer Sets Up a Chicken Mission Impossible

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Netflix has released the first trailer for Aardman’s next movie: a follow up to the animation studio’s beloved 2000 poultry jailbreak Chicken Run. As with all good sequels, it looks like a twist on the original—this time the Chickens have to break in to somewhere rather than break out.

Yes, this time Ginger (now played by Thandiwe Newton, replacing original Chicken Run star Julia Sawalha) and her friends, having escaped to island paradise at the end of the first movie, find themselves staging a break-in at an elaborately high-tech chicken farm—think a little more Bond villain base, and a little less nesting huts and hay. But the more things have changed in the last two decades of chicken farming, some things have stayed the same... like the fact the farm is run by none other than Miranda Richardson’s returning villain Melisha Tweedy, by new villains Dr. Fry (Nick Mohammed) and Reginald Smith (Peter Serafinowicz).

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