We have glorious news of a Trailer Park Boys sequel today thanks to our friends over at the movieweb:
Great news for all of you Trailer Park Boys fans out there. Mike Smith, who plays the iconic shed dwelling Bubbles, told Toronto’s Now magazine that they are currently shooting a sequel to Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, an off-shoot of the popular Canadian TV series, and it will be hitting the U.S. and Canada in October of 2009.
The gang is currently in Halifax shooting the comedy, which will wrap on October 10th. The entire gang is returning for another go around with Ricky, Julian, Bubbles, Mr. Lahey, and Randy all involved in another greasy cheeseburger scheme. The plot finds our trio of trailer park misfits being released from jail only to find that their beloved home, the Sunnyvale Trailer Park, has been taken over by a meaner, leaner park supervisor. This new Jim Lahey has some big changes in mind for the park, changes that don’t exactly go over well with the Boys, who will now face their biggest test since Grade 10.
These dudes are Canadian heroes that kept it real, stayed true to formula and are now enjoying international attention an acclaim. As a Canadian sellout currently living in LA I envy them and am proud that they were able to make a go of it in the northern gulag.
Sadly, I still have to get around to seeing the first film. I don’t follow the show but will watch it if I happen to be “flipping” and find it to be quite funny. The episodes that I have seen I have enjoyed; they have made a great show with next to no money.
As their following continues to grow, I think it’s appropriate that they release a second film. A Blues Brothers beginning (out of prison) is as good a way as any to start the sequel, and having a new park manager as the nemesis is just fantastic.
We will be sure to keep you up to speed on the progress of this project and with luck we will be able to score an interview with Bubbles.