The contract signed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone includes new seasons of the famous series for the television network Comedy Central, where the production will be seen reaching its 30th anniversary in 2027.
The first episode of “South Park” aired on August 13, 1997. (Courtesy /)
The creators of the series “South Park”, Trey Parker y Matt Stone, signed a huge deal on Thursday to produce 14 movies of his famous cartoons satirical for the platform Paramount+, while Hollywood is on a frenzy in search of online content.
Even if MTV Entertainment Studios, that like Paramount+ belongs to ViacomCBS, did not release numbers, Bloomberg News said the deal was for 900 million dollars, one of the greatest in the history of television.
The streaming platform of Paramount+ was launched in March as a bid to compete in a content-hungry market led by Netflix, Disney+ y Amazon Prime.
In a statement, Chris McCarthy of MTV Entertainment said that develop new content with “highly talented people like Matt and Trey being at the core of Paramount + ‘growth strategy.”
The agreement also includes new series of “South Park” for the television network Comedy Central where the long-lived satire will be seen reaching its 30th anniversary in 2027.
“South Park” It is set in a small town in United States and is known for her vulgar language and satirizing social issues. It started in 1997 and has already spawned a movie, various video games, and other types of products.
“Comedy Central has been our home for 25 years and we are really happy they commit to us for the next 75 years, ”they said Parker y Stone in a joint statement.
“We can’t wait to go back to doing traditional episodes of ‘South Park’, but now we can also experiment with new formats ”, they added.
Although ViacomCBS has not yet commented on the number of 900 million dollars, that value equates the agreement with that of actress Reese Witherspoon who sold her production company this week Hello Sunshine to a new private equity company.
It also comes after Amazon agreed to buy in May. MGM Studios for $ 8.45 billion.
Large media and technology companies such as HBO Max, Peacock y Apple TV+ They recently launched streaming platforms to enter the so-called “streaming war” while seeking out vast libraries of content to attract and retain subscribers.
NetflixThe market leader today, it has more than 200 million subscribers.