ViacomCBS Bringing Again ‘South Park’ with Six-12 months $900 Million Deal
South Park followers rejoice? The mum or dad firm of the cable channel which broadcasts the present has reduce a brand new deal for producing many extra episodes of South Park. ViacomCBS has introduced that it’s going to pay $900 million for a brand new six yr take care of the present’s creators.
ViacomCBS is run by Shari Redstone. South Park was created by and is produced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Stone’s mom is Jewish.
The brand new deal contains making 14 new motion pictures solely for Paramount+, two yearly, starting this yr and operating by way of 2027. The South Park collection was additionally renewed by way of season 30. Subsequent yr South Park will air its twenty fifth season.
The HBO streaming service HBOMax presently holds the rights for the reside streaming of all the previous South Park seasons. So this new deal is seen by observers as a part of an try to assist create new content material for ViacomCBS’ personal streaming service, Paramount+. Paramount+ has been gradual getting off the bottom and has not attracted practically as many subscribers as its rivals like Netflix and Hulu.
Viacom CBS leisure Chief Chris McCarthy, stated in a press release, “Franchising marquee content material like South Park and growing new IP with great expertise like Matt and Trey, is on the coronary heart of our technique to proceed rising Paramount+.”
Oh my god — they’re giving us extra @SouthPark! Collection creators Matt Stone & Trey Parker will produce 14 movies based mostly on the franchise, as a part of a take care of #ViacomCBS. Learn extra in @Variety. https://t.co/2sW3NPdia8
— ViacomCBS (@ViacomCBS) August 5, 2021
“Comedy Central has been our dwelling for 25 years and we’re actually joyful that they’ve made a dedication to us for the subsequent 75 years,” stated Parker and Stone in a press release. “After we got here to ViacomCBS with a special solution to produce the present through the pandemic, Chris [McCarthy], Nina [Diaz], Keyes [Hill-Edgar] and Tanya [Giles] have been instantly supportive and enabled us to strive one thing new that turned out to be rather well acquired. We will’t wait to get again to doing conventional South Park episodes however now we will additionally check out new codecs. It’s nice to have companions who will at all times take an opportunity with us.”
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