Loyal South Park fans will be delighted to hear that creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker will continue to find new ways to kill Kenny with US media giant ViacomCBS renewing the series for another six seasons. In one of the biggest deals in TV history, the media conglomerate has agreed to pay them $900 million for the six seasons and an additional 14 films set in the South Park universe that will be available on Viacom’s Paramount+ streaming service.
Since its debut in 1997, the series—which follows the exploits of four elementary school kids—has spawned numerous successful films, lockdown specials and video games, bringing their estimated value to a whopping $1 billion dollars. The first project of the deal will be a film which is scheduled for a release later this year.
“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,” Parker and Stone said in a statement. “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.”
It is also rumoured that South Park Digital Studios has a fourth video game in the works, following their two RPG-style releases The Fractured But Whole and The Stick Of Truth and the 2017 mobile game South Park: Phone Destroyer.
You can watch this clip from The Pandemic Special below.