The Railway Children Return, sequel to the beloved family film, has been announced by StudioCanal.

StudioCanal has announced the cast of upcoming sequel The Railway Children Return as principal photography starts, with an April 2022 release date already confirmed.

Jenny Agutter will be resuming her role as Bobbie from the 1970 film, she will be joint by Sheridan Smith (The Queen’s Corgi) and Tom Courtenay (Summerland) as well as a new generation of railway children.

BAFTA winning Director Morgan Matthews (X+Y) will be shooting in key locations from the original film including Oakworth Station, Haworth, and The Bronte Parsonage. The iconic Keighley & Worth Valley Railway from the original film will also feature.

The Railway Children Return is set to take audiences on an exciting and heart-warming journey, in which a group of children are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during World War 2, where they encounter a young soldier, who like them, is far away from home.

The script has been written by Daniel Brocklehust in his feature debut. Brocklehurst has won BAFTAs for his television work.

You can also buy the original The Railway Children as part of StudioCanal’s Vintage Classics collection. The fully restored Blu-ray and DVD includes a retrospective documentary and interviews with key cast including Agutter.

The Railway Children Return is expected in UK cinemas on the 1st April 2022.


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