Two decades after graduation Bigger, longer and uncircumcised, the first and only South Park film to date, series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone will produce 14 films for live broadcast for Paramount +, as part of a new agreement, they signed with ViacomCBS that the show will remain on Comedy Central until 2027. BloombergThe deal is worth over $ 900 million over six years, easily surpassing the roughly $ 500 million spent by AT&T subsidiary WarnerMedia in 2019 to secure exclusive streaming rights for the show for HBO Max.
Parker and Stone have not starred in films together since 2004. Team America: World Police… The first two films included in their contract with ViacomCBS will debut later this year. Stone said Bloomberg he and Parker plan to expand the world South Park using films as an opportunity to introduce new characters and concepts.
The deal does not include the streaming rights for South Park. As mentioned above, Viacom handed them over to WarnerMedia in 2019 and this agreement is still in effect. However, the $ 900 million investment in the brand does suggest that the company will eventually try to bring the series to Paramount +.
ViacomCBS CEO Chris McCarthy hinted at this in a press release announcing today’s news. “Matt and Trey are world-class creative people who brilliantly use their outrageous humor to distort the absurdity of our culture, and we are delighted to expand and deepen our long-standing relationship with them to further the development of Paramount + and Comedy Central,” he said. “Franchising big content like South Park and developing new IPs with huge talent like Matt and Trey are at the core of our strategy to continue growing Paramount +.”
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