South Park is far from over. In fact, the long-running series has been renewed for the next three years.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Comedy Central has renewed the series through 2022. "In this day and age, it is more of an achievement than it was before, the fact that we are still going," co-creator Trey Parker said.
As to how long they plan to keep the show running, co-creator Matt Stone added, "I am 48. Trey turns 50 this year. So, I will say that I don’t think we will be doing this show when we're 60." Of course, they also said they would stop when they reached their 40s, which has long since passed.
This year will see the premiere of South Park Season 23. Notably, this season will also mark the series' 300th episode, though Parker and Stone do not yet have plans for the milestone just yet. "Well, we did the 200 two-parter and that was a disaster," Parker explained. "We’ve learned the past few years to let the momentum of the season take us."
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are known for broaching sensitive subject matter on the series. The pair have been both praised and criticized over the show's two decades for touching on (and sometimes lampooning) everything from politics to religion, and have repeatedly raised the ire of parents and activist groups.
Starring Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park Season 23 premieres Sept. 25 at 10 pm ET/PT on Comedy Central.