A continuation of Clattenburg's 1999 film of the same title, the show follows the misadventures of a group of trailer park residents, some of whom are ex-convicts, living in the fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
The series premiered on Showcase on April 22, 2001, and originally ran for seven seasons before concluding with a one-hour special on December 7, 2008.
The series has spawned a Film Trilogy to date: The Movie, released on October 6, 2006; Countdown to Liquor Day, released on September 25, 2009; and Don't Legalize It, released on April 18, 2014.
In 2013, Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay, and Mike Smith, the actors who respectively portrayed Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles, purchased the rights to the show from the original producers and created their own internet streaming network, "Swearnet".
From March 2014, Swearnet co-produced the first new episodes of the show with the American streaming service Netflix, beginning with the eighth season on September 5, 2014, as well as several specials and mini-series.
An animated spinoff series premiered on March 31, 2019.In October 2019, Smith revealed that filming had begun on another season.
Later announced in December 2020 to be titled Trailer Park Boys: Jail, the season premiered on Swearnet on January 1, 2021.
A second Christmas special was also announced, featuring unseen footage of John Dunsworth before his death in October 2017.Read more