Comedy Central said in a news release that “South Park” is returning on September 30 for a hour-long special, tackling Covid-19. Titled “The Pandemic Special,” the episode will see Stan’s father Randy Marsh capitalizing on a growing market for pot for his recreational pot business “Tegridy Farms” as he “comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak.” A preview clip from the episode shows the kids back at school with barriers around their desks and face shield-wearing police replacing their teachers.
The long-running animated comedy series, from creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, wrapped up its 23rd season last year.. A premiere date for the 24th season of the series has not yet been announced.
Comedy Central will debut the pandemic-themed episode at 8 p.m. ET. The episode will be available to stream on South Park Studios, CC.com and the Comedy Central App after it airs on the West Coast. It will also be available to stream on HBO Max 24 hours after it premieres.
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