The creators of South Park will be making FOURTEEN new South Park movies in the next six years
The South Park Movie Universe is now officially happening.
Ever since it launched in 1997, South Park has somehow remained consistently great throughout the seasons. Sure, the viewership seems to have dropped off since the heyday, but every now and again, one of its episodes will become the spotlight of attention, mainly because it will tackle a particularly thorny topic in a manner that only South Park can.
Despite the ongoing popularity, there has surprisingly only been one movie from the series so far: 1999's South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut. A mild box office success, it was even nominated for an Academy Award (Best Song for 'Blame Canada'), so it is surprising that the makers haven't returned to this particular well.
As it turns out, the show's creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are about to, as Bloomberg reports they've signed a phenomenal $900 million contract with ViacomCBS for the next six years, which will see them creating six more seasons, and FOURTEEN new movies.
The movies are reported to arrive on Paramount+ (not currently available in Ireland), while the new seasons will continue to be made available on Comedy Central.
This deal now officially makes Stone and Parker billionaires, as between their ownership of the rights of South Park and all related franchises, as well as The Book Of Mormon, their company is now valued at over $1 billion.
They've come a long way from two guys making jokes about chocolate salty balls.