Thursday, August 5, 2021

Comedy Central Renews 'South Park' for Four Additional Seasons; Paramount+ Picks Up 14 Movies

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have today signed a new overall deal with MTV Entertainment Studios. As part of the agreement, Comedy Central has renewed their original animated comedy series South Park for an additional four seasons - carrying the series through an unprecedented 30th season.

South Park was already in the middle of a multi-season renewal through its 26th season. The new deal also includes an order for 14 original made-for-streaming movies. The first two of which will air on Paramount+ later this year.

Parker and Stone executive produce with Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnore II. Producers include Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman. Chris Brion is the creative director of South Park Digital Studios.

"Matt and Trey are world-class creatives who brilliantly use their outrageous humor to skewer the absurdities of our culture and we are excited to expand and deepen our long relationship with them to help fuel Paramount+ and Comedy Central," said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO of MTV Entertainment and CCO/Adult Animation at Paramount+. "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," added Parker and Stone. "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."