South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2 Release Date, Plot, And Teaser - What We Know So Far

The future of "South Park" is now set in stone... and we don't only mean Matt Stone. "South Park" creators Stone and Trey Parker inked a massive deal in 2021 that will keep them busy for several years. Not only is their hit animated show the longest-running scripted series in cable history, but Parker and Stone have also landed a huge, $900 million deal with their parent company, ViacomCBS. As a result, per Comedy Central, the series will be renewed through at least 2027, or Season 30. They'll also create 14 approximately hour-length movies in seven years exclusively for ViacomCBS's streaming service, Paramount+. They have already released three of these specials, beginning with "South Park: Post COVID" in late 2021, followed by "South Park: Post COVID –- The Return of COVID" a month later.

This, of course, succeeds the regular "South Park" seasons, which debuted in 1997 and celebrated their 25th anniversary in early 2022. All 300-plus episodes are currently available to stream on HBO Max — at least until 2025 when its deal runs out, per Variety. Then those episodes will also be exclusively on Paramount+.

While that's amazing news for the creators and hardcore fans of the series, it's not too great for fans who may not have Paramount+. But tough noogies. If you want to watch "South Park: The Streaming Wars" or any of their new movies, you gotta get Paramount+. And now there's even more reason, as "South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2" has a release date.

South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2 will be released in July

Fans don't have to wait too long for the conclusion of the latest Paramount+ exclusive content. "South Park: The Streaming Wars," the third "South Park" movie, was released on June 1, and fans want to know what will happen next. Well, fortunately for them, Paramount announced on June 29 that the next installment, "South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2," will be released on July 13.

This sequel seems to have taken longer than the previous schedule so far. "South Park: Post COVID," the first of Paramount+'s exclusive "South Park" content, premiered on November 25, 2021. Its sequel, "South Park: Post COVID – The Return of COVID," followed exactly three weeks later, on December 16. With "The Streaming Wars," fans have already been waiting four weeks for news of the sequel, and that movie will not air for another two weeks. But considering how much work goes into a regular episode of "South Park," and that these "movies," as ViacomCBS calls them, are definitely longer despite not being full feature-length films, they're doing pretty well. Co-creator Trey Parker told The Hollywood Reporter, "[Viacom] are the ones who said we are giving them 14 movies in seven years. All I can say is for me, personally, I am 52 years old, I have made three movies in my life. So you do the math." We just hope fans can sit tight until then.

What is the plot of South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2?

As fans know, "South Park" is known for its irreverent, pull-no-punches satire and social commentary, taking potshots at both sides of the political and cultural aisle, and "The Streaming Wars" is no exception. And obviously, Part 2 will continue the story that started in the first "Streaming Wars."

While the title seems to point to the continuing competition between television streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and of course Paramount+, to name only a scant few, the special takes the meaning of streaming a little more literally, per TVLine. It skewers television streaming services using the metaphor of water distribution, with Denver's weed farmers — led by Randy Marsh, natch — licensing their leftover water to the town. Meanwhile, Randy has become more demanding and is being called a Karen while not really knowing what that means.

In "Part 2," things inevitably turn worse — as they always do in South Park. As the official logline says, "a drought has brought the town of South Park to the brink of disaster." Whether that disaster is a severe water shortage or the fact that Randy continues terrorizing the town with his complaints, or both, remains to be seen. (It's likely both.)

Meanwhile, Eric Cartman is tired of living in a hotdog, and he tries to convince his mom to get breast implants so she can attract the rich guy across the street. She refuses, so, um, Cartman gets the job done (on) himself. Typically bizarre "South Park" shenanigans.

There's a brand-new teaser for South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2

Along with the announcement of the release date for "South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2," Paramount+ released an official teaser for the new special. In the 30-second promo, Randy's incessant entitlement and manager-calling goes to extremes as he goes "Full-Nuclear Karen," complaining about the closure of a water park. He threatens to record people and put them on TikTok, and he seems to have special powers — not to mention a brand new "Karen Haircut," made famous (or infamous) by Kate Gosselin of "Jon and Kate Plus 8" fame. Seemingly now the Eleven of South Park, Randy/Karen can blow people away by demanding to see their managers.

While the teaser is Randy-centric, we also see a glimpse of Detective Harris, voiced by Trey Parker. It's also safe to assume that the regular cast of characters will be continuing their stories, including Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Butters, as well as other residents of the Colorado town, voiced in various ways by Parker or Matt Stone. Cartman and his mom Liane, voiced by April Stewart, will also be back to deal with Eric's new ... enhancements. "South Park" superfans now only have two weeks to wait until they can see how the "Streaming Wars" will conclude. Hope they can hold their water till then ... heh, get it?