There’s 14 new South Park films on the horizon. Sort of.
Over the summer, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone signed an incredible $900 million dollar deal that amounts to multiple new seasons of the show and 14 original films to debut on Paramount+. The first film, titled Post Covid, will feature the gang “ dealing with a post-COVID world,” Parker said in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
The term “films,” however has been left up for debate. However, it was made clear that they won’t be feature films, nor will they be like the last two pandemic specials that aired on Comedy Central.
“With Viacom, we realized we could make them as long or as short as we needed,” Parker says of the upcoming projects. “And they then went and called them movies. They are the ones who said we are giving them 14 movies in seven years. All I can say is for me, personally, I am 52 years old, I have made three movies in my life. So you do the math.”
Stone adds, “We’re trying to make what’s on Paramount+ different from anywhere else, so hourlong made-for-TV movies is where our head is at. We’ll do two made-for-TV movies every year. They will be big, but they are not quite movie scale.”
South Park: Post Covid debuts on Paramount+ November 25th. And as for the actual show we’ve grown to love and haven’t seen a new episode of in two years? It’s staying on Comedy Central and fans can expect new episodes in “early 2022.”