Netflix has revealed the teaser trailer and key art for Aardman’s Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, coming to the streaming service on December 15, 2023.
The cat, or should we say chicken, is finally out of the bag. Sure to ruffle feathers once more is the return of Melisha Tweedy, better known as Mrs. Tweedy and Ginger’s arch nemesis in the stop-motion animated sequel, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.
Catch a first glimpse of Mrs. Tweedy, voiced by accomplished stage, film and television actress Miranda Richardson, who has refashioned herself for a new era of fowl-play in the teaser trailer out today.
Also joining the cast is British actor, comedian, director and screenwriter Peter Serafinowicz, who voices Reginald Smith. Serafinowicz voices a humorless businessman and along with Tweedy poses a new and bigger threat to chicken-kind.
“They say a movie is only as good as its villain and Ginger’s nemesis, Mrs. Tweedy is one of the all-time greats,” said director Sam Fell. “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.
Fell added: “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.”
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!
Also on board are Romesh Ranganathan (Nick), Daniel Mays (Fetcher), Josie Sedgwick-Davies (Frizzle), Peter Serafinowicz (Reginald Smith), Nick Mohammed (Dr. Fry), and Miranda Richardson (Mrs. Tweedy).
Fell directed from a screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O’Farrell and Rachel Tunnard. The producers are Steve Pegram and Leyla Hobart with Peter Lord, Nick Park, Carla Shelley, Sam Fell, Paul Kewley, and Karey Kirkpatrick serving as executive producers.