Dystopian Rabbit Masterpiece Watership Down Returns as a New Animated SeriesJames Whitbrook4/28/16 9:39am15815EditPromoteGo to permalinkRichard Adams’ beloved novel—and the infamously traumatizing 1978 animated adaptation—about a group of rabbits in search of a new home is getting an all-star re-imagining from Netflix and the BBC. In? Better roles for female characters. Out? Apparently, some of the novel’s shocking moments of brutality.