Good news, Wallace and Gromit fans: Aardman will soon be bringing the duo back to a (small) screen near you.
Variety reports that Aardman’s Nick Park will begin production on the 30-minute adventure Wallace & Gromit: Trouble at’ Mill in January, with an eye toward a Christmas 2008 debut on BBC1. From the article:
In “Mill,” Wallace and Gromit open a bakery but Wallace becomes sidetracked by a love interest, Piella Bakewell. With his master distracted, Gromit is left to solve a murder.
“I love making films for the cinema, but the production of ‘Chicken Run‘ and ‘Curse of the Were-Rabbit‘ were virtually back to back, and each film took five years to complete. ‘Trouble at’ Mill’ will be so much quicker to make, and I can’t wait to get back into production,” Park said.
“It’s nice to be out of that feature film pressure now,” Park told the BBC. “I’m making this for myself again and the people who love Wallace and Gromit.”
For more on Trouble at’ Mill — including a short film — be sure to visit the Wallace and Gromit website at the second link below!