Aardman Animation has announced that it is developing a new Shaun the Sheep Christmas Special entitled A Winter’s Tale From Shaun the Sheep, which is set to premiere on the BBC in 2021.
As per Deadline, the 30-minute special “will follow Shaun as his seasonal excitement turns sour when a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the flock leads to baby lamb Timmy going missing.”
“Aardman lovingly produce stories with warmth, personality and humor, 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.”
A spinoff from Aardman’s Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep series premiered on BBC One in 2007, and has ran for 150 episodes across five series, along with the 2015 Christmas Special Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas. It has also spawned two feature films, 2015’s Shaun the Sheep Movie and last year’s A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.