'Wallace & Gromit' Set for Christmas Return, the BBC Announces

The BBC has officially unveiled the return of one of the U.K.’s favorite duos: Wallace & Gromit.

The pair are back and set for a brand new adventure, made by independent studio Aardman Animations, which will premiere on the BBC and BBC iPlayer this Christmas, as well as heading to Netflix worldwide this winter.

The new film, titled Vengeance Most Fowl, will be 70 minutes long and feature the return of the iconic supervillain Feathers McGraw, who is now back for revenge following his appearance in the Oscar-winning 1993 short The Wrong Trousers.

In Wallace & Gromit: Vengeance Most Fowl, Gromit becomes increasingly concerned over Wallace’s dependence on his inventions. Things take a turn for the worst when Wallace’s creation “smart gnome” seems to develop an evil mind of its own. “As events begin to spiral out of control, it’s up to Gromit to put aside his qualms and battle sinister forces, or Wallace may never be able to invent again.”

New and returning cast members include Ben Whitehead, British comedian Peter Kay, Lauren Patel (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Lloyd of the Flies), Inside No. 9‘s Reece Shearsmith, (League of Gentlemen, Inside No. 9), with cameos from Diane Morgan (Afterlife, Motherland), Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton), and Sir Lenny Henry (Three Little Birds, The Lord of the Rings).

Creator of Wallace & Gromit and director of Vengeance Most Fowl, Nick Park, says: “I’d had the idea of a film about garden gnomes turning bad for more than a decade, but I could never work out what made them bad. It occurred to me that the single most asked question I get when I meet fans is, will the penguin Feathers McGraw, Wallace and Gromit’s original antagonist from The Wrong Trousers 30 years ago, ever return? We’ve had fun bringing him back in cameo capacities but now, three decades on, it felt like the right time. Then it hit me: What if Feathers was involved with these gnomes?

“We’re hoping that this film will appeal to fans of ‘Gnome Noir’ everywhere and that people will be gratified when they see what Feathers has been up to since The Wrong Trousers.

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