However, there is still no news on a full season.
We may not yet know when season 24 of South Park it’s happening, but a whole new episode is coming soon. The Comedy Central animated series was on hiatus for almost the entirety of 2020 due to the pandemic, but Trey parker Y Matt stone and Co. were able to create a unique one-hour special remotely. Titled “The Pandemic Special”, the episode aired in September and, as is often the case with South ParkIt was a humorous twist on a very current event.
That spirit will carry over to the next one-off special, “The Vaccination Special,” airing on Comedy Central on March 10. This is another hour-long episode, and the spelling of “South ParQ’s The Vaccination Special” seems to suggest that the show will target Qanon and perhaps even the January insurrection in Washington DC.
The episode will premiere on Wednesday, March 10 at 8:00 pm ET / PT on Comedy Central with two additional broadcasts at 9:00 pm ET / PT and 10:00 pm ET / PT. The premiere will also simulcast on MTV2.
While it is still a bummer that a new season of South Park it is not on the horizon, it is understandable. Part of what makes the show fresh is the fact that each episode is conceived, written, and produced in six days, and that workflow is certainly nearly impossible to remotely replicate.
But “The Pandemic Special” got the show’s highest ratings in seven years, so maybe we’ll get a few more specials this year instead of a full season. At the very least, it’s interesting to see what the team does when it has a little more time.
You can see a preview of the South Park Vaccination special below.
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