Comedy Central is not ready to let South Park go.
The animated series from creatives Trey Parker and Matt Stone has received a three season renewal, pushing the final total to 23 seasons and securing South Park through 2019. The series, which wrapped its 18th season back in December, was renewed through season 20 back in 2011. By the end of 2019, the series will have aired 304 episodes.
In a separate deal, Hulu extended its exclusive deal with South Park Digital Studios to house the additional seasons of South Park. The current library, containing 254 episodes spread across 18 seasons, will remain exclusive to Hulu.
“Nearly two decades later, South Park today remains as important and influential as any series on any platform and has become one of the most recognizable brands to ever come out of television,” said Doug Herzog, President, Viacom Music & Entertainment Group. “Through South Park Digital Studios we will continue to aggressively expand the reach of the South Park brand by pursuing additional extensions and licensing opportunities worldwide.”
Said Parker and Stone: “We love working for Doug and with everyone at Comedy Central. They’ve given us an insane level of artistic and creative freedom for almost 20 years. They walk the walk.”
South Park will return for its 19th Season on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.