South Park fans should rejoice right now as the decades-long animated show will get a lot of room to stretch their legs. Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s iconic NSFW franchise just signed an epic deal with Paramount+ to produce 14 films.
According to Bloomberg, Parker and Stone have inked an expansion deal for the South Park franchise. This new contract with ViaconCBS MTV Entertainment Studios will see the pair produce 14 moves for the Paramount Plus platform.
South Park is also renewed as a series on Comedy Central through its 30th season as part of that deal. This keeps them busy until 2017. The $900 million deal will also include license fees and production overhead to make the animated masterpieces happen.
Chris McCarthy, president-CEO of MTV Entertainment and chief content officer of adult animation for Paramount Plus, had a lot to say about this landmark deal.
“Matt and Trey are world-class creatives who brilliantly use their outrageous humor 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 Plus.”
South Park, a pillar of television comedy since 1997, has maintained such topical subject matter, because of their in-house production set-up. They can literally animate the news as it happens. This paid off in a big way, but it also bit them as they bet against Donald Trump sinning the 2016 Presidential Election; that caused a terrible situation with Mr. Garrison. Now we have a lot more South Park in the pipeline.
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