Renewed: South Park in mega-deal
South Park has been renewed to a 30th season through to -wait for it- 2027 under a mammoth new deal between Trey Parker and Matt Stone and ViacomCBS’ MTV Entertainment Studios.
The deal includes a whopping 14 movies for Paramount+ in a deal valued at a staggering $900 million over six-years. Yup.
“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,” said Chris McCarthy, president-CEO of MTV Entertainment and chief content officer of adult animation for Paramount Plus. “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.”
In 2019 ViacomCBS licensed older seasons of the show to HBO Max in a deal valued at $500 million.
“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,” said Parker and Stone. “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.”