It has been over two decades since we spent more than 20-odd minutes at a time in the company of the residents of South Park, when Bigger, Longer & Uncut grossed $80M at the box-office way back in 1999, but now it seems that as a result of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s $900M deal with ViacomCBS Inc. we’ll need to dust off our winter coats because two new feature length South Park movies are heading to Paramount+.
According to Bloomberg the deal, one of the richest in TV history, will see Parker and Stone use the money to create new episodes of South Park for Viacom’s Comedy Central network, as well as produce spin-offs for their fledging streaming service, Paramount+. The first of these will be a movie set in the world of South Park that will land sometime before the end of the year.
Parker and Stone haven’t made a movie since 2004’s Team America: World Police, but the deal gives them the platform to make 14 direct-to-streaming movies. Matt Stone commented: “We did a South Park movie in 1999, and we’ve never done another one because the show has been so satisfying. Now we’re older, and the idea of what streaming movies can be is pretty promising.”
Since its debut on August 13, 1997, 309 episodes of South Park have been broadcast, and 24 years later the show remains one of Comedy Central’s highest rated shows.
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