South Park: The Streaming Wars Is the Next Big Special Set For June – IGN
South Park makes its official return this June 1st with a special event titled ‘The Streaming Wars’. The aptly-labeld title is a parody of Paramount’s foray into the streaming wars against apps such as Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, Hulu, AppleTV, and Peacock.
In a statement made earlier today, Paramount Plus revealed South Park’s The Streaming Wars will debut first in the US, and then will release internationally, everywhere that the Paramount streaming application is available.
The description for South Park: The Streaming Wars sees “Eric Cartman locking horns against his mother in a battle of wills, all while an epic conflict unfolds that threatens South Park’s existence.”
A fourth “South Park” exclusive event will be released this summer, though the exact date is to be determined. The show’s previous 2021 exclusives, South Park: Post COVID and South Park: Post COVID: The Return of COVID are both available on Paramount+.
In August of last year, series creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker signed an exclusive deal with MTV Entertainment Studios to renew the show on Comedy Central until 2027, which would mark the show’s 30th season.
Meanwhile, South Park celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, making the show cable’s longest-running scripted series and TV’s second-longest animated series behind only The Simpsons.
All seasons of South Park will exclusively move to Paramount+ on international markets later this year. Meanwhile, South Park’s next game has a very interesting choice for developer.
Christian Angeles is a freelance writer for IGN.