“South Park” Creators Trey Parker & Matt Stone’s Epic New Deal Includes 14 Movies for Paramount+
Get ready for a South Park cinematic universe.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have inked a massive new $900 million deal that will include 14 new films created exclusively for Paramount+, two a year, starting this year. The deal also includes the renewal of South Park through season 30—2022 is the landmark show’s 25th season (the show premiered on Comedy Central on August 13, 1997.)
Ther previous South Park film, 1999’s South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, is currently on HBO Max, as is the series’ entire library. The Hollywood Reporter got the scoop that the first two films Parker and Stone are doing for Paramount+ are really one big story broken into two parts.
MTV Entertainment Studios chief Chris McCarthy had this to say in a statement: “Franchising marquee content like South Park and developing new IP with tremendous talent like Matt and Trey, is at the heart of our strategy to continue growing Paramount+.”
“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,” said Parker and Stone in a statement. “When we came to ViacomCBS with a different way to produce the show during the pandemic, Chris (McCarthy), Nina (Diaz), Keyes (Hill-Edgar) and Tanya (Giles) 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.”
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Featured image: The South Park is coming to Paramount+. Courtesy Comedy Central.