The Canadian mockumentary series “Trailer Park Boys” has been on the air in some capacity since 2001 and has garnered a widespread cult following. Though the initial series’ run ended in 2008, Netflix has picked up the show and they’ve premiered over three seasons of the show. But now stars of the show Mike Smith (Bubbles), John Paul Tremblay (Julian), and Robb Wells (Ricky) are branching out into new ventures and will soon spread their considerable talents to the marijuana business, according to Vice.
Two days ago, the legal marijuana company OrganiGram, a New Brunswick-based licensed producer, partnered with TBS Productions, the company run by Smith, Tremblay and Wells. Though OrganiGram is currently focused on medical marijuana, they’re preparing for the anticipated recreational legalization in Canada. The two companies plan to brand and package marijuana with OrganiGram handling distribution.
“After our initial meeting with the Maritime-based executive team at OrganiGram, we all felt strongly that they were the perfect partner and the timing was right to move forward,” says Louis Thomas, the president of Sonic Entertainment Group who represents the Trailer Park Boys in the deal.
The tenth season of “Trailer Park Boys” premiered on Netflix this past March and another mini-season “Out of the Park: Europe” premiered in October. All episodes of “Trailer Park Boys” are available to stream on Netflix.