Netflix has announced that they will be backing and distributing a new stop-motion animated sequel to “Chicken Run” from Aardman Animation Studios. The news comes exactly 20 years after the original film premiered. A sequel has been in the works for many years but Netflix’s involvement was unexpected. There are rumours that Mel Gibson will not be invited to reprise his role in the sequel due to his anti-semitic outbursts – although nothing has been confirmed officially. Production is expected to begin in early 2021.
POULTRY NEWS: Exactly 20 years to the day since the original was released, we can confirm there will be a Chicken Run sequel coming to Netflix!! Produced by @aardman, production is expected to begin next year. Eggsellent.
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) June 23, 2020