See how the streaming wars end when South Park: The Streaming Wars starts streaming on Paramount+ in July. On Wednesday, the streaming platform released a new teaser trailer for South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2. The special will provide a conclusion to the first streaming wars special that was previously made available on June 1. You can watch the brief teaser for Part 2 below ahead of its premiere on July 13, 2022.
This marks the fourth special to be released for Paramount+ through a lucrative deal with the South Park team for exclusive content; this very deal inspired the storyline of The Streaming Wars. Before The Streaming Warscreators Matt Stone and Trey Parker had taken aim at the pandemic with South Park: Post Covid and its follow-up, South Park: Post Covid: The Return of Covid. This means there are still at least ten more of these specials to go, as the deal was for 14 of these “movies” to be made with two per year getting released.
“With Viacom, we realized we could make them as long or as short as we needed,” Parker said of what makes the Paramount+ specials different from the South Park series and previous feature films. “And they then went and called them movies. They are the ones who said we are giving them 14 movies in seven years. All I can say is for me, personally, I am 52 years old, I have made three movies in my life So you do the math.”
He added, “We’re trying to make what’s on Paramount+ different from anywhere else, so hourlong made-for-TV movies is where our head is at. We’ll do two made-for-TV movies every year. They will be big, but they are not quite movie scale.”
ViacomCBS Shelled Out Big Bucks for South Park Content
The deal the South Park creators signed with ViacomCBS includes much more than the 14 movies/specials coming to Paramount+. The main series was also renewed through 2027, guaranteeing South Park will stay on Comedy Central for several more years at least. Reportedly, the deal was massive and has been said to be around the $900 million mark.
“Matt and Trey are world-class creatives who brilliantly use their outrageous humor to skewer the absurdities of our culture and we are excited to expand and deepen our long relationship with them to help fuel Paramount+ and Comedy Central,” Chris McCarthy of Paramount+ said in a statement about the deal. “Franchising marquee content like South Park and developing new IP with tremendous talent like Matt and Trey, is at the heart of our strategy to continue growing Paramount+.”
Parker and Stone also said, “Comedy Central has been our home for 25 years and we’re really happy that they’ve made a commitment to us for the next 75 years. When we came to ViacomCBS with a different way to produce the show.” During the pandemic, Chris (McCarthy), Nina (Diaz), Keyes (Hill-Edgar) and Tanya (Giles) were immediately supportive and enabled us to try something new that turned out to be really well received. get back to doing traditional South Park episodes but now we can also try out new formats. It’s great to have partners who will always take a chance with us.”
South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2 will start streaming on July 13, 2022, on Paramount+.