The popular long running animated series “South Park” is coming to Hulu. Show creators and executive producers, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, appeared the TCA Summer Press Tour today to announce that they struck a deal with Hulu. All 17 seasons of “South Park” will be available for free until the Sept. 24 premiere of the animated Comedy Central series’ 18th season.
The entire series library will be available to Hulu Plus subscribers. “South Park” will air simultaneously on SouthParkStudios.com and on Hulu. The online streaming service will have 244 episodes of the series. Stone and Parker, who still write and produce the entire series themselves, believe that Hulu would be the best presentation to host their shows.
“We were first trying to figure out how to rip off their player, then realized we couldn’t,” Stone said when asked they chose Hulu for their digital home.
“‘South Park’ has revolutionized TV and pushed boundaries with unparalleled topicality and daring humor,” said Hulu’s Head of Content, Craig Erwich. “‘South Park’ has been one of the top ten most popular shows of all time on the platform. We’re thrilled to offer the series to fans in its entirety.”
“This is a natural partnership for us,” said Parker. “We are excited that the entire library will be available on Hulu and that the best technology around will power South Park Digital Studios.”
South Park debuted in August 1997 with great success, consistently earning the highest ratings of any basic cable program. The series remains one of Comedy Central's highest rated shows, and is slated to air through at least 2016.
Later this summer, Hulu will also add to its library of exclusive, current and library content. And is now the exclusive home for hit series like FX’s “The Bridge,” NBCUniversal’s Bravo Media including the “Real Housewives” franchises, “Top Chef” franchises, and more.