A ROGUE rabbit known for wearing a blue jacket but no pants is set to return to our screens next year - and the trailer to Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway has just been launched to the public.

The CGI live-action comedy-drama, based on Beatrix Potter’s stories about the mischievous rabbit, is a sequel to the first ‘Peter Rabbit’, which was Sony Pictures’ biggest-ever non-James Bond film in the UK.

The film, starring Gavin and Stacey’s James Corden as Peter, grossed more than 55 million dollars.

Sony Pictures Entertainment launched the first teaser trailer for Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway this week, ahead of the film’s UK cinema release on March 27, 2020.

Some of the scenes for the film were shot on Compston Road in Ambleside back in April.

We’re given a glimpse of what to expect from the beloved Beatrix Potter characters in the trailer with the scene opening on Bea, (Rose Byrne), and Mr Thomas McGregor, (Domhnall Gleeson) tying the knot.

And with Bea on a book tour the mischievous Peter Rabbit chooses to run away to the big city after he believes he would be “better off” without the family.

He falls into new adventures and tricky challenges with troublemaking rabbit, Barnabus.

At one point in the trailer Peter Rabbit is spotted sky diving out of an aeroplane.

Returning cast members include Margot Robbie as Flopsy, Elizabeth Debicki as Mopsy and Daisy Ridley while David Oyelowo joins the sequel.

Will Gluck is back in the director’s chair after the first film and also co-wrote the script with Patrick Burleigh.

In February 2018, the makers of the first film apologised for a scene where rabbits were seen flinging blackberries at an allergic Mr McGregor.

The fictional episode sparked an outcry on social media and from charities including Allergy UK after the film’s release.

Meanwhile, despite having been involved in the first Peter Rabbit film the National Trust’s John Moffat, general manager for South Lakes property, said the trust was not involved in the development of the sequel.