Get ready for Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas!

ardman announced today that it is in production with Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas, the first ever Shaun the Sheep thirty-minute special which is due to air on BBC One later this year.

The stop-frame special will chronicle another of family favourite Shaun the Sheep’s adventures, and introduce hilarious new characters to the Aardman family, including a pack of mischievous llamas: Hector, Fernando and Raul.

Created by Richard Starzak and directed by Jay Grace, The Farmer’s Llamas will continue Aardman’s heritage of festive specials on the BBC.

When the Farmer and Bitzer go to a Country Fair, Shaun steals away with them intent on causing mischief. Shaun spies an auction where he sees three exotic and very crafty Llamas going under the hammer. Instantly besotted by their fantastic pranks Shaun cleverly gets the unwitting Farmer to buy them.

Back at Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun is delighted with his prank and convinces the Flock that the Llamas are just what they need to spice up their lives. At first everything’s great fun, but soon their new Llama room-mates get a bit too comfortable in their new home.

When things spiral out of control, Shaun is forced to take action to oust the intruders and save the farm.

Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas was created with support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

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