In the UK? Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep is coming in a brand-new Christmas special during 2021’s holiday season. BBC has ordered this special 30-minute episode for its streaming service, BBC One. Sadly, this does mean people outside of the UK aren’t likely to see the sheep’s antics in the working titled A Winter’s Tale From Shaun The Sheep.
While raiding a farmhouse to get bigger stockings to get more in the holiday spirit, the flock finds themselves missing Timmy. Of course, it’s up to Shaun to find the missing member of the drove.
Giles Pilbrow is going to pen the script. Steve Cox will be its director with Richard Beek tied as its producer. Mark Burton, Sarah Cox, and Carla Shelley are going to executive produce the special.
Naturally, BBC staffers are excited to see what this special will have to offer. Head of BBC program acquisition, Sue Deeks, complimented Aardman’s ability to make warm, personality-filled, and funny stories.
“Aardman lovingly produce stories with warmth, personality and humour, so we are truly delighted that, following the huge success of The Farmer’s Llamas, the next project in our continuing relationship is another wonderful Shaun the Sheep special.”
Aardman’s managing director, Sean Clarke, admitted they’ve become synonymous with the holiday season and find it an honor.
“Aardman films have come to be synonymous with the festive period, which is a real honour. We’re delighted to be continuing this tradition with a Shaun the Sheep seasonal special that will premiere on the BBC for Christmas 2021.”
A Winter’s Tale From Shaun The Sheep is going to begin shooting late 2020 in order to be ready for syndication Christmastime 2021.