"South Park" has set a one-night, hourlong "Pandemic Special" about the numerous issues of 2020, which will air on September 30, The Hollywood Reporter cited Comedy Central as saying.
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").
"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. A clip (below) was also released.
Last fall, "South Park" was renewed through 2022. It is unclear when a new, full season will premiere.