Netflix resurrects Trailer Park Boys

Netflix has ordered two new seasons of Canada-originated comedy series Trailer Park Boys.

Seasons eight and nine of the show will debut on Netflix in North America and around the world and Netflix has also acquired the first seven runs of the show from its distributor Entertainment One.

The deal means the show will be available for the first time in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, the Nordics, and Latin America.

As well as the new series, Netflix has acquired three standalone specials: Community Service Special, Swearnet Special and Trailer Park Boys Xmas and two all-new feature films: Trailer Park Boys 3: Don’t Legalize It and Swearnet. The movies will debut on the SVOD service after their theatrical release.

The new specials and series will launch on all Netflix services around the world simultaneously.

“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,” said Patrice Théroux, who oversees global film operations for eOne, distributors of the franchise. “Netflix is undoubtedly the perfect home for the boys.”

The show is returning after running for seven seasons on the Showcase channel in Canada where it ended in 2008. The revival of the show follows Netflix resurrecting another cult comedy Arrested Development. The new series is understood to have been popular on Netflix although it received mixed reviews.

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