The Trailer Park Boys, Canada's favourite hard-drinking, drug-dealing, foul mouthed layabouts, may have been out of action since 2009's "Countdown to Liquor Day," but it looks like the trio of good-for-nothings will be headed back to theatres very soon.
According to Halifax's Chronicle Herald, actors Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith — better known as Ricky, Julian and Bubbles — have all signed on for a third big-screen "Trailer Park Boys" movie. Based on creator Mike Clattenburg's cult television series of the same name, "Trailer Park Boys" followed the mostly unsavoury residents of the Sunnyvale Trailer Park in suburban Nova Scotia.
The show was itself a spin-off of a 1999 mockumentary that Clattenburg submitted to the Atlantic Film Festival (technically making "Trailer Park Boys 3" the fourth TPB movie), but the characters also appeared in several short films before that time. The 1999 movie would subsequently serve as the one hour pilot to the "Trailer Park Boys" TV series. The show aired on Canada's Showcase network for seven seasons, finishing its nearly 60-episode run in 2008 and following it up with numerous TV specials and two feature films.
But as the Herald reports, the "Trailer Park" saga doesn't end there. Despite being off the air for nearly five years, "Trailer Park Boys" enjoys popularity both at home and abroad to this day, thanks to the Internet and international syndication (including a run on BBC America). The show's continuing success was apparently enough to convince the creators and actors that a third cinematic outing for the boys should be produced. It'll be tough to top the bank-robbing hijinks of their last movie, but if anyone can find a way, it's Clattenburg and company.
No word on whether series regulars John Dunsworth (Mr. Lahey), Pat Roach (Randy), or Jonathan Torrens (J-Roc) will return to reprise their roles, but personally, we're hoping to see a cameo from Season 2 character Treena Lahey, played by Ellen Page ("Juno," "Inception").
Production on "Trailer Park Boys 3" is slated to begin in March of next year.
See the definitely not-safe-for-work trailer for the boys' last adventure "Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day" below.