‘South Park’ Announces New ‘Post Covid’ Special Following News of Paramount+ Deal
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The wait for South Park’s next season just became a bit more bearable.
On Wednesday afternoon, fans received an 11-second teaser for South Park: Post Covid—a film special that’ll air exclusively on Paramount+. The project comes less than three months after series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone announced their $900 million ViacomCBS deal, which will include a total of 14 “made-for-TV films” produced for the streamer.
“It’s the boys dealing with a post-COVID world. They’re just trying to get back to normal,” Parker told The Hollywood Reporter following the teaser release. “So, it is like our show. We’re just trying to get back to normal.”
Parker and Stone explained that the 14 Paramount+ projects are not feature-length films; nor are they like the TV specials they released throughout the past year.
“With Viacom, we realized we could make them as long or as short as we needed,” Parker said. “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 elaborated on their plans.
“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,” he explained. “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 will hit Paramount+ on Nov. 25. The show’s next season is expected to debut on Comedy Central in early 2022, more than two years after the last season finale.
“We’re at where a lot of people are at, which is the future kind of sucks,” Stone said when asked about their plans for season 24. “We would like to get back to where each week we can do something totally different. We tried to experiment with serialization. That had mixed results. And the past five or six years have been dominated by Trump, being political and the tonal change of society. And then the pandemic. We don’t want everything to be about the pandemic, but that is what is going on.”