Netflix's Chicken Run 2 has a name and release date. OMG

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Photo credit: Twitter/Netflix UK
Photo credit: Twitter/Netflix UK

In news that will undoubtedly make you feel very, very old, Chicken Run is over 20 years old (!), after its initial release in June 2020. The good news is Netflix have announced they'll be picking up Chicken Run 2, a sequel to the first film. Here's everything we know about the follow up so far, including release date and name.

What will the Chicken Run sequel be called?

Rocky and Ginger are back for round two, and Netflix revealed lots of details about their return on 20th January 2022 - including the film's title. "The CHICKEN RUN sequel is coming, and it's called... CHICKEN RUN: DAWN OF THE NUGGET."

In the first-look photo, the pair are standing over a hatching egg, as a chick's leg breaks free. Chick run!

Who will star in the Chicken Run sequel?

"Starring Thandiwe Newton, Zachary Levi & Bella Ramsey, DAWN OF THE NUGGET revisits your favourite chickens Ginger and Rocky, plus a whole coop of new friends," the Netflix account revealed.

The original cast included Julia Sawalha as Ginger and Mel Gibson as laid-back American cockerel Rocky Rhodes, but it's unclear if they'll be returning to voice their respective characters.

When will the Chicken Run sequel be released?

In the same tweet announcing the film's title, Netflix also revealed the planned release date: "Hatching only on Netflix in 2023."

We'll be ready.

When was the Chicken Run sequel announced?

The sequel to Chicken Run was actually first confirmed in April 2018, when a tweet from Aardman went viral while revealing, "Rocky & Ginger are coming home to roost! We’re delighted to announce we're working with @StudiocanalUK & @PatheUK on early development of a Chicken Run sequel! #ChickenRun2."

In 2020, Netflix shared they were board with the animated sequel. The streaming service took to Twitter to announce the news, writing, "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."

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