It's the return of Julian, Ricky and Bubbles!
Rejoice, "Trailer Park Boys" fans, and get out your rum-and-Cokes, because the beloved east coast hellraisers are returning to a small screen near you.
After Season 7 of "Trailer Park Boys" wrapped at the end of 2008, we saw the boys one more time in 2009 for their second movie, "Trailer Park Boys: Countdown To Liquor Day." Now John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells and Mike Smith (Julian, Ricky and Bubbles, respectively), have purchased the rights to the "TPB" franchise from the show's original producers Mike Clattenberg, Barrie Dunn and Mike Volpe.
Tremblay, Wells and Smith have announced that they're planning on making a Season 8 of "TPB," and they're already in pre-production. The one difference this time is the show will not be broadcast on TV, but instead can be found on their new Internet channel, SwearNet.com.
The acquisition does not include rights to the upcoming third film in the "TPB" canon, tentatively called "Trailer Park Boys 3: Don't Legalize It."
According to a SwearNet press release, the Boys are very happy to continue the franchise. "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," says Clattenburg, "TPB"s former director.
The Boys had this to say when told they'd be in front of the cameras again: "The camera dicks are coming back? This is gonna be f--ked!!"
The three actors previously tried to branch out with a new show, "The Drunk And On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour," which only lasted one rushed season on Action in 2011. "TPB" lost two regulars in the past several months: Richard Collins ("Phil" Collins), and Rita MacNeil, who played herself on the show. Collins died of natural causes, and MacNeil died following a surgical procedure.