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MTV signs long-term deal with South Park creators Parker and Stone

Animated series South Park

MTV Entertainment Studios has signed a new deal with South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone that will see the cartoon run on Comedy Central through 2027, taking the cult show to a 30th season.

Since launching in 1997, the cartoon has looked to take on world issues through the often short-sighted point of view of four boys from Colorado and their family and friends.

The latest season took on such topics as the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting QAnon and anti-vaxxer movements in the US. As well as reaching 25 seasons this year, the show has also spawned a movie and a number of video games.

The show is exec produced by Parker, Stone, Anne Garefino and Frank C Agnone II. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are producers.

Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of MTV Entertainment said: “Matt and Trey are world-class creatives who brilliantly use their outrageous humour 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. 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+.”

Parker and Stone added: “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. When we came to ViacomCBS with a different way to produce the show during the pandemic, they 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.”


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