Paramount+ has signed a deal with "South Park" creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as well as ViacomCBS for the creation of six additional seasons and 14 new movies as extensions to the popular show, Bloomberg reports. “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+,” Entertainment Chief Chris McCarthy said in a statement.
Parker and Stone’s new contract is valued at $900 million and runs through 2027. The six new seasons will continue to air on Comedy Central. The deal does not, however, include streaming rights for the regular South Park series. Viacom licensed out the show’s streaming rights to WarnerMedia in 2019, in a multiyear agreement for HBO Max that remains in effect. But with this massive commitment to the South Park brand, it’s likely that ViacomCBS will try to regain the rights and eventually bring the series’ back catalog to Paramount Plus.
Rather than being centered on the main cast of the show, these movies will be set in the South Park world and will sometimes focus on new characters and stories. One of the movie titles is set to debut this year.
The first 24 seasons of the series can be found on Comedy Central, along with 1999’s Oscar-nominated "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut." “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.
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+.” Chris McCarthy Entertainment Chief, Paramount+