Comedy Central has confirmed the premiere date of the upcoming 25th season of the animated comedy series South Park.
Following two pandemic-themed specials for Comedy Central and Paramount+ in September 2020 and March 2021 respectively (which served as season 24), this new run of episodes will be South Park’s first full season since 2019.
The first film, titled South Park: Post-CO, saw Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny attempting to re-adjust back to normal society and was released November 2021.
South Park: Post-COVID: The Return Of COVID followed in December and was a direct continuation of the previous special which jumped 40 years into the future to depict adult versions of the boys.
The 25th season will mark a return to regular stand-alone episodes for the long-running show.
Co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker said:
“To be halfway done with South Park is a great accomplishment – we can’t lie.”
“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.”
Chris McCarthy, president-CEO of MTV Entertainment and chief content officer of adult animation for Paramount+, said:
“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.”
Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar is gearing up to produce a live-action comedy with Stone and Parker.
The untitled film – which begins production in spring 2022 – will see the past and present coming to a head when a young Black man who is interning as a slave re-enactor at a living history museum discovers that his white girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his.
Kendrick and his longtime manager and business partner Dave Free will produce the project through their multi-disciplinary media company pgLang, while Stone and Parker will produce via their company Park County. South Park writer Vernon Chatman will pen the comedy.
The 25th season of South Park will premiere on February 2nd.