South Park has set a one-night, hourlong “Pandemic Special” that will tackle the numerous issues of 2020 as only the long-running cartoon can, Comedy Central has announced.
The usual 30-minute show has done several multiple-part series in the past, but never an episode running longer than a half-hour in the show’s 23-year history (not counting the feature film, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut). The special will air Sept. 30 at 8 p.m.
It is unclear when a new, full season will premiere.
“Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park. The kids happily head back to school but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew; not their teachers, not their homeroom, not even Eric Cartman,” reads a summary of the special