The 23rd season of South Park is coming out soon, and it won't be the last. After Netflix announced that the legendary series would be available for streaming on its UK platform, Comedy Central, who originally broadcasted South Park, shared some great news for fans of the show.
It has been renewed for 3 more seasons, for a total of 26 seasons. That's a lot for a satirical series that has managed to maintain its political and cultural relevance over the years.
As for the format, it is expected to be the same as the last seasons', meaning there will be 10 episodes per season. However, Comedy Central has given Trey Parker and Matt Stone the option to change the format of South Park if they wish.
In fact, the channel's announcement was topped with praise towards the two authors of the series. The channel's president, Kent Alterman, stated:
“South Park is the greatest comedy in the history of television, unmatched in its satirical strength and cultural relevancy and it shows no signs of slowing down. If humanity is still intact in 1,000 years, historians will see the most transcendent artists of our era as The Beatles, Muhammed Ali, and Matt and Trey. We’ll do as many seasons as they would like.”
This comes as no surprise, given that the series is still as successful as it was at its premiere, in April 1997. Matt and Trey have been pushing the boundaries ever since and even had their own statement regarding the renewal:
“Apparently, our efforts to get our own show cancelled have fallen short, luckily, we love Comedy Central and Kent and our staff so we are looking forward to new cancellation opportunities in the next few years.”