Canadian Cult TV Show 'Trailer Park Boys' Returning Online
The actors playing Ricky, Julian and Bubbles acquired the franchise rights from the show's original producers and plan an eighth season on their Internet channel, SwearNet.com.
TORONTO -- Ricky, Julian and Bubbles of the Trailer Park Boys film and TV franchise are returning for an eighth season of the cult Canadian TV series.
But this time the trio, played by Canadian actors Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith, will be streaming online.
The move follows Wells, Tremblay and Smith purchasing the rights to the Trailer Park Boys TV series from the show's original producers, Mike Clattenburg, Barrie Dunn and Mike Volpe.
The Trailer Park Boys ended their Canadian TV run in 2008.
The eighth season, set to start shooting later this month, will stream on Wells, Tremblay and Smith’s new Internet channel, SwearNet.com, where the new-season announcement was made.
“While the three of us have moved on to different TV and film projects, the Boys are the only ones with the intimate knowledge and love of the show to keep Trailer Park Boys alive and well," said Clattenburg in a statement.
The rights deal does not include the third Trailer Park Boys movie, tentatively titled Trailer Park Boys 3: Don't Legalize It, which recently finished production.
Wells, Tremblay and Smith did pick up the rights to the first two Trailer Park Boys movies.
Their Canadian mockumentary portrays three petty crooks followed by a documentary crew as they get up to no good in the fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park.