South Park: Post COVID, the first of 14 specials exclusive to Paramount + South Park, will debut on November 25. The second of the South Park Specials will be available on Paramount + in December, followed by a traditional season of the show on Comedy Central in early 2022.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone spoke with Hollywood journalist in an article published on Wednesday. They made it clear that the Paramount + specials are not feature films and that Viacom may have been hyped in the original press release.
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“With Viacom, we realized that we could do [the 14 Paramount+ specials] as long or as short as we needed it, ”Parker said. “And then they went and called them movies. They are the ones who said they were offered 14 films in seven years. All I can say is for me, personally, I am 52 years old, I have made three films in my life. So do the math. “
Stone added, “We try to make what’s on Paramount + different from anywhere else, so hour-long made-for-TV movies are our goal. We will be making two made-for-TV movies every year. They’re doing it. will be big, but they’re not quite on the scale of a movie. “
With South Park renewed until Season 30 in 2027, new seasons of the series will continue to air on Comedy Central each year. New episodes of South Park seasons 25 and 26 will air on HBO Max 24 hours after their premiere on Comedy Central.
As for what to expect from the new seasons, Stone expressed enthusiasm for the return of Mr. Garrison, a character who took on the role of a Donald Trump parody in the 2016 US presidential election, which was the season 20 of the series.
Parker and Stone expected Trump to lose in the election and had to rewrite an episode and make a big change to one of their most popular characters after Trump’s victory. The series was then able to stick to mocking news for the next four years.
“I was so happy to get Garrison back,” Stone says. “It was one of the best parts of losing Trump [in the 2020 elections], we got Garrison back. “
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Check out what’s new on HBO Max in October 2021, including Dune and Succession season 3. For anyone looking for a laugh, read IGN’s list of the best comedy specials on Netflix.
Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN.