Trailer Park Boys Returning for Season 8
And you thought there was enough dope, liquor and curse words in the world already.
Trailer Park Boys headliners Robb Wells (Ricky), John Paul Tremblay (Julian) and Mike Smith (Bubbles) have finally managed to pull off the Big Dirty. As of July 4, ownership of the iconic series has shifted from creator Mike Clattenburg and parent network Showcase into the hands of the three headliners and their new web portal Swearnet.com
While official news on the programs return is still scant, this new “season” of TPB will premiere entirely online and each episode will be hosted through the Swearnet name. Whether or not the rest of the series will be included in this deal along with an official release date has yet to be announced, but the Swearnet Facebook page has been abuzz with hints and teaser photos.
When TPB officially wrapped shooting back in 2008, the world suffered a brutal injury. After all, what were we supposed to do without another year of debauchery from Julian, Bubbles, Ricky and the rest of the Sunnyvale Trailer Park family? Sure, they had made various appearances across North America in the following months, but something had gone fatally wrong with the program that launched their careers.
Some fans of the show point to different reasons for its decline, citing a loss of creative integrity and a rise in campiness. Others suggest financial disputes and arguments between the talent and studios- the sudden disappearance of Cory and Trevor between seasons five and six certainly rose suspicions of this.
2011 marked an interested point in the careers of Wells, Tremblay and Smith in the form of the Drunk and on Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour. The show received lukewarm responses from the general public, which is ultimately a shame… because it showcased a great deal of potential and comedic flexibility in the acting trio. Regardless of the show’s early demise at the hands of network execs and poor ratings, this program was one of the first chances the group got at producing and managing their own content. Swearnet just seemed like a natural extension of this kind of work.
No matter what happens in the coming months, one things is certainly true. Trailer Park Boys is in the most loving, passionate hands it could be. Now the question is, what kind of format can we expect? Will the show become something more of a vlog? Or will it continue with the 30-minute format? What kinds of trouble will the boys be getting into now? How can they top some of the big-budget action we’ve seen Countdown to Liquor Day or the final episodes of season 7? What are your thoughts? Hit us up in the comment section!
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