Trailer Park Boys, the Canadian television series that became a national hit, will be coming back to the small screen thanks to Netflix and Entertainment One.
As a Canadian myself, I can’t really explain how excited I am to see the return of Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles, played by Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay, and Mike Smith, respectively. A number of Rickyisms come to mind. The mockumentary-style TV show caught on quickly and became a national sensation in Canada, who laughed together every week at the misadventures of the Sunnyvale Trailer Park and its residents.
While the first seven seasons are already available on Netflix Canada, a new deal will bring the entire show, including both films, to the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, the Nordics, and Latin America, which will open up an entirely new audience for our favorite Nova Scotian trouble-makers who are constantly looking for the big score.
Netflix will be airing the 8th season of the hit series, which will give us 10 brand new episodes, as well as three stand-alone specials: ”Community Service Special,” “Swearnet Special” and “Trailer Park Boys Xmas.” They also announced that there will be a 9th season to follow, though little was revealed about that. Netflix will also stream both upcoming films – Don’t Legalize It and Swearnet - after their theatrical release. No word yet on which cast members will be returning for the 8th season, though on set videos show some of our favorite characters making appearances.
Netflix and the TPB’s announced the good news today:
“We’re thrilled that the boys are back and that their loyal fans will have full-access to all their antics on Netflix robust platform. The ‘Trailer Park Boys’ are Canadian legends, and their brand has an incredible fan following at home and around the world. We are looking forward to seeing their global success explode as Netflix rolls out fresh content and old favourites,” said Patrice Théroux, who oversees global Film operations for eOne, distributors of the franchise. “Netflix is undoubtedly the perfect home for the boys and we’re delighted to partner with Netflix to export the trailer park to audiences all over the world.”
Theres no other trio quite like Julian, Ricky and Bubbles and were thrilled to be the new home for these beloved hellraisers, said Sean Carey, vice president of content acquisition, Netflix. Our US and Canadian members love Trailer Park Boys and were excited to take their unique brand of humor to our markets throughout the Americas and Europe.
It’s been several years since the cameras have followed Ricky, Julian and Bubbles around the Sunnyvale Trailer Park and there have been some significant changes: Ricky recently harvested an enormous weed crop which he has successfully hidden in the walls of his trailer, Julian has opened a bar and gym in his trailer and Bubbles is in the process of opening what he calls a Shed and Breakfast business.
Any fan of the Trailer Park Boys is definitely going to be excited to see more of Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles, but what’s potentially more exciting is that this beloved sample of Canadiana will be enjoyed by even more people around the world.
I’ll leave you with the trailer for the newest movie, and I highly encourage you to check out the Trailer Park Boys when the first 8 seasons arrive on Netflix around the world later this year.
Trailer Park Boys Fun Fact: Ellen Page played Treena Lahey, daughter of Trailer Park Supervisor Jim Lahey, played by John Dunsworth.
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