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South Park Renewed For Six More Seasons And Fourteen Movies

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There have been rumors flying around that Trey Parker and Matt Stone were getting ready to finally retire South Park after 24 years, and the fact that the most recent season was just two “Pandemic Specials” was a signal of their fatigue. Apparently not so! The series just received the largest renewal contract it’s ever been handed.

We realize that headline sounds like something you’d hear on the show, but it’s accurate. CBSViacom really did just renew South Park for “six more seasons and fourteen movies.” Apparently that’s a thing that can happen, but there is an actual explanation for the movie part.

Under this new deal, South Park will continue to run new episodes on Comedy Central through 2027. However, those episodes will NOT appear on CBSViacom’s own streaming service, Paramount+, because those knuckleheads sold the streaming rights to HBO Max right before deciding to enter the business themselves. What could they do?

The simple solution was to greenlight South Park related projects that were not technically part of the show and outside the zone of the HBO Max agreement. These movies will be exclusive to Paramount+. They will also be completed rather quickly…the first one is due out before the end of this year. Under that kind of rush we’re not anticipating anything on the level of the theatrical film; this is a “quantity not quality” deal.

The movies will also be set in “the South Park world” and only occasionally have cameos from the main cast. In some cases they may revolve around new characters entirely.

“Comedy Central has been our home for 25 years and we’re really happy that they’ve made a commitment to us for the next 75 years,” reads a statement from Matt & Trey. “When we came to ViacomCBS with a different way to produce the show during the pandemic, [they] were immediately supportive and enabled us to try something new that turned out to be really well received. We can’t wait to get back to doing traditional South Park episodes but now we can also try out new formats. It’s great to have partners who will always take a chance with us.”

This would be enough work for anyone’s plate, but Parker and Stone asked for a second helping. Another South Park video game was also announced today (it’s unclear if it’s related to the first two by Ubisoft) and they are also working on a new Broadway musical.