It has now been revealed that the first two of these movies will arrive before the end of this year, with another pair of films following every year until 2027.
These movie releases will run alongside the additional seasons of the show, which will take it to its 30th season and past its 300th episode.
Speaking during the Paramount+ panel at the Television Critics Association panel, Chief Programming Officer from ViacomCBS Streaming Tanya Giles confirmed that the first two of these South Park movies will debut before the end of 2021.
The South Park Paramount+ movies will not go to theaters as the deal explicitly gives Paramount+ exclusive streaming rights to the new movies.
However, a streaming movie is still different than an episode of a TV show as Stone recently said in an interview with Bloomberg:
“The show is 22 minutes,”
“It’s a sitcom. It is ancient, in a way. But we still really love that. At the same time, you come up with an idea and realize it’s longer than 22 minutes. There are South Park episodes that are high concept enough where if you wanted to make a movie you could. We wanna scratch both itches. We feel like we can.”
“We have this idea where the first ones for Paramount+ are South Park but not quite,”
“We have a high concept idea for the first one to set it apart. But right after that we go back and do a six-episode run for Comedy Central and HBO Max, probably at the end of this year or early next year. The classic kind. But the movie first — either in one part or broken up in two. We think of it creatively as one big piece. Like a 90-minute movie.”
Stone also teased some other movie ideas he and Parker have. One of them is an entirely deepfake movie. Those are still intended for theaters.
“We’ve got a couple we’re working on in development. Streaming is fantastic. The reach is fantastic. But there are movie ideas.”
South Park season 24 is currently in development.