WILL Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner hit the road in Anchorman 2.

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for the long-awaited sequel to 2004's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

It shows newsreader Ron Burgundy and his sidekicks Brick, Brian and Champ travelling in a campervan to get jobs at the Global News Network's new 24-hour news channel.

The clip also shows X-Men star James Marsden as Ron's new rival Jack Blime and funny woman Kristen Wiig as Brick's new love interest.

Not shown in the clip but appearing in the film, according to IMDB, are a slew of Hollywood A-listers including Nicole Kidman, Jim Carrey, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues opens in Australia on December 19.