South Park films for Paramount + won’t be feature films
A little like The simpsons, South Park just keep on trucking. Trey Parker and Matt Stone signed a lucrative new deal with ViacomCBS earlier this year that will not only see South Park renewed until season 30, but also includes 14 South Park movies for Paramount +.
However, if you expect these South Park movies fit for the big screen, Trey Parker and Matt Stone want you to temper those expectations. The South Park the creators sat down with THR to discuss the upcoming “TV movies,»The first of which will fall on Paramount + the 25 november. Title South Park: Post Covid, Trey Parker says the film will find “boys facing a post-Covid world. They’re just trying to get back to normal. So it’s like our show. We’re just trying to get back to normal.Parker and Stone went on to say that the South Park the films will not be feature films and will be as long or as short as the story dictates.
With Viacom, we realized that we could make them as long or as short as we needed. And then they went to call them movies. They are the ones who said they were offered 14 films in seven years. All I can say is for me, personally, I am 52 years old, I have made three films in my life. So you do the math.
Matt Stone added: “We try to make what’s on Paramount + different from anywhere else, so hour-long movies made for TV are our focus. We will make two TV films a year. They’ll be big, but they’re not quite the scale of the movie.As for the new season of the show, Stone and Parker say that while they can’t ignore the realities of the world, they’re looking to go back to the roots of the show’s pre-serialization. “We would like to come back to where we can every week to do something totally different,”Said Pierre. “We tried to experiment with serialization. This has had mixed results. And the last five or six years have been dominated by Trump, being political and the changing tone of society. And then the pandemic. We don’t want everything to revolve around the pandemic, but it is.“