South Park creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, just put pen to paper on a contract with CBS Viacom worth a whopping $900 million for future seasons of the award-winning show, plus new a series of films.
The deal renews South Park as a series for Comedy Central through its 30th season in 2027 and sends 14 original movies to Paramount+.
“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 -MTV Entertainment & CCO/Adult Animation – Paramount+. “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+.”
“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.”
South Park is still going strong on Comedy Central with its Pandemic Special being the top cable telecast of 2020 with 3.5 million viewers and earned the creative team a Primetime Emmy Nomination.
The deal puts a $1 billion-plus valuation on Park County, which also encompasses Parker and Stone’s Broadway smash “The Book of Mormon.”