Coming off of the heels of potentially tragic news in the world of comedy television in NBC putting Community on ice, there is some excellent news to brighten our spirits. Comedy Central has agreed to renew South Park through its full 20 seasons, bringing it through 2016.
Deadline was able to nail down the comedic duo of Matt Stone and Trey Parker to see what they had to say.
Parker and Stone will continue to write, direct and edit every episode of South Park, as they have since the series’ premiere in 1997. “The collective genius of Matt and Trey knows no bounds,” Comedy Central’s president Michele Ganeless said. “Week after week and season after season they continue to surprise and delight South Park fans, and that includes all of us here at Comedy Central. We’re thrilled that the adventures of Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman will continue through 2016.”
So even though the Parker/Stone team made huge strides in the form of a Broadway musical, they’re not abandoning their roots and sticking to the show that made them the fortune that they’re currently sitting on.
For those who want a bigger scoop on what it really takes to run this show on a week-to-week basis, check out the documentary 6 Days to Air. The doc explains the drama and laughs that go into this truly brilliant show.
What this means for the residents of South Park, we have no idea. Will we get to see more insane characters and outrageous story lines? Most likely.