Is ‘South Park’ ready to release its much-awaited season 25 or will we have to wait longer? Let’s find out!
‘South Park’ premiered way back in August 1997. It soon became a favourite of many children and adults due to its engaging dark humour that has a bit of a realistic touch to it. Since then the popular animated series has gained immense popularity alongside a few complaining parents and controversies. Even after so many years, ‘South Park’ has managed to cross hundreds of episodes and continues to release more episodes. Keeping in mind its immense popularity, ‘South Park’ has been renewed for more seasons. ‘South Park’ revolves around four characters who are third-grade boys who live in ‘South Park’, Colorado. They are Stanley “Stan” Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Kenneth “Kenny” McCormick, and Eric Cartman. The voice cast for the iconic characters of ‘South Park’ includes Mona Marshall, April Stewart, Adrien Beard, and Jennifer Howell.
- ‘South Park’ renewed for more episodes
- When is ‘South Park’ Season 25 releasing?
- Watch ‘South Park’ episodes online
‘South Park’ renewed for more episodes
In 2019, ‘South Park’ was renewed for season 24, 25, and 26 by Comedy Central. During its 23rd season, the iconic show hit the milestone mark of three hundred episodes. The last time it received a three-season renewal was during its nineteenth season. ‘South Park’ now trails behind ‘The Simpsons’ by just four seasons to become the longest-running animated series of all time. Trey Parker and Matt Stone will continue to be responsible for creating and writing the animated series.
Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone released a statement after the renewal of ‘South Park’ for season 24, 25, and 26: “Apparently, our efforts to get our own show cancelled have fallen short”, referring to the cartoon’s season 22, #CancelSouthPark campaign. They added how they love Comedy Central and its president Kent Alterman and their staff. They further joked about how they look forward to new cancellation opportunities in the next few years.
Kent Alterman, president of Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land also added that ‘South Park’ is the greatest comedy in the history of television. It is unmatched in its satirical strength, cultural relevancy, and shows no signs of slowing down. “If humanity is still intact in 1000 years, historians will see the most transcendent artists of our era as The Beatles, Muhammed Ali, and Matt and Trey. We will do as many seasons as they would like”, said Alterman.
In an interview with “Hollywood Reporter”, Parker and Stone talked about how the decision to renew the show for a few more years did not involve a long discussion.
“I do not think we have ever had an okay, let’s sit down and decide if we are going to keep going”,
“I am 48. Trey turns 50 this year. So, I will say that I don’t think we will be doing this show when we are 60”.
Parker also pointed out that they had said in old interviews that they will stop the animated series when they hit their 60s.
When is ‘South Park’ Season 25 releasing?
Currently, ‘South Park’ has successfully released twenty-three seasons. Its last season was a huge success. Hence, now people are waiting for the rest of ‘South Park’s’ seasons to release. So, for season 25 to release, ‘South Park’ makers will have to first release the episodes of season 24. Sadly, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the production was put on hold. Hence, currently, there are no official release dates for ‘South Park’ season 24, 25, and 26. A one-hour pandemic-themed episode of ‘South Park’ was released on September 30th. So, technically, we can count it as the first episode of season 24. We can expect the rest of the episodes of ‘South Park’ Season 24 to be out by 2021, followed by season 25.
Watch ‘South Park’ episodes online
US viewers can watch the episodes of ‘South Park’ on HBO Max as it has the streaming rights to the show, including the new episodes. You can also watch the episodes online on Comedy Central’s website.
The UK audience can watch the new ‘South Park’ episodes on Comedy Central UK. Amazon Prime Video UK also has the first twenty-two seasons of ‘South Park’ available to stream. Netflix UK also has several seasons to watch. The Indian audience can also stream the twenty-two seasons of ‘South Park’ on Netflix India.
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