South Park creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed on for 6 more seasons of the show and fourteen movies in a $900m deal.
The pair have struck a deal with ViacomCBS which will see them produce fourteen movies for Paramount + based on the animated franchise, Variety reports.
The deal will also see the pair renew South Park as a series for Comedy Central through to season 30 for the following 6 years, until 2027.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone sign new deal to extend South Park through season 30 and make 14 original made-for-streaming movies exclusively for Paramount+, starting with two films in 2021. Read the full press announcement: https://t.co/vhlzu0E96F pic.twitter.com/uvPhRbVp7E
— South Park (@SouthPark) August 5, 2021
As per Variety, Chris McCarthy, president-CEO of MTV Entertainment and chief content officer of adult animation for Paramount Plus, spoke about their excitement to have Parker and Stone onboard.
"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," he said.
"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."
And it's very welcome news for fans of the show as they have taken to social media to share their excitement.
"You deserve all the success in the entire universe. the world is a better place for your satirical charm, helping us laugh at things that really shouldn't be laughed at. I love u," one person wrote on Twitter.
"South Park is the only classic animated show that I'm actually glad is still going," said another.
"Holy cr*p! Glad to see this show is still going strong after all these years," added a third.
Matt Stone and Trey Parker have just signed one of the largest talent deals of all time with ViacomCBS for $900 MILLION.
This deal includes 6 more seasons of South Park for Comedy Central and 14 (FOURTEEN) 'South Park' movies for Paramount+.
(via @bloomberg) pic.twitter.com/NmZcQV40oj
— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) August 5, 2021
As per the Independent, Parker and Stone said in a statement: "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.
"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."