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Shaun the Sheep returns with new Netflix series

Published on: 20th February 2020

The show will premiere in the UK on 17th March.

Aardman has announced that Shaun and the Flock will return for a brand new series consisting of 20 episodes – Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom.

Series director Tom Parkinson commented: “We started shooting Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom as we wrapped on our most recent feature film, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon. As a result, the new series has inherited much of its more cinematic visual style. We also made a conscious decision to write more dramatic storylines. Adventures from Mossy Bottom aims to bridge the gap between the simple storytelling of the earlier series and this larger scale filmic stuff… with these new episodes you’re almost getting 20 mini movies. Add to this a number of new characters and I think we have given the show a fresh new feel.”

Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom introduces four new characters to Mossingham: Stash, a hyperactive squirrel; no nonsense Rita, who delivers the parcels; and new rival Farmer Ben and his Afghan hound, Lexi.

For the first time Aardman has been awarded the Albert certification for reducing its carbon ‘hoofprint’ and including content that supports a more sustainable future, with Mossy Bottom Farm now featuring solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles.

Aardman executive creative director, Sarah Cox commented: “We’re thrilled to have been given the highest accreditation for an Albert sustainability award on the newest Shaun the Sheep series. It’s a testament to Aardman’s efforts – on screen and off – to encourage a more caring attitude to our planet, and contribute towards an environmentally sustainable industry.”

Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom will launch on Netflix in the UK, US, Canada, Pan-Latin America on 17th March and Spain, Turkey, Poland, Israel. U.A.E on 16th March.

You can watch the trailer for the series below:

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