By Sahil Patel
‘Trailer Park Boys,’ a Canadian mockumentary series that has been off the air for nearly five years, is coming back. A new season of the show will be available on Netflix, thanks to an exclusive international distribution deal the streaming service has signed with Entertainment One.
Created and directed by Mike Clattenberg, “Trailer Park Boys” focuses on the adventures of a group of hapless trailer park residents, primarily three dudes named Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles. The show, which was based on a Clattenburg’s 1999 film of the same name, aired for seven seasons in Canada. Last year, the actors who play the three main characters bought the rights to “Trailer Park Boys” and began production on an eigth season, which they planned to distribute on their website Swearnet.
Netflix has now picked up international rights to the eighth season, which spans 10 episodes and will debut in all Netflix territories later this year.
To get you properly ready, Netflix has also bought the rights to stream the first seven seasons in all of its territories.
“There’s no other trio quite like Julian, Ricky and Bubbles and we’re thrilled to be the new home for these beloved hellraisers,” said Sean Carey, vice president of content acquisition, Netflix, in a statement. “Our US and Canadian members love Trailer Park Boys and we’re excited to take their unique brand of humor to our markets throughout the Americas and Europe.”
In addition to the new season, Netflix will also release three standalone specials “Community Service Special,” “Swearnet Special,” and “Trailer Park Boys Xmas,” as well as two new feature films “Trailer Park Boys 3: Don’t Legalize It” and “Swearnet.” The films will arrive on Netflix following their theatrical premieres this year.
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