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South Park: Post-Covid 2 release date confirmed!

Kyle and Stan in South Park: Post Covid
(Image credit: Paramount Plus/MTV Entertainment Studios)

UPDATE: It's been announced that South Park: Post COVID 2 aka South Park: Post COVID: The Return of COVID, will premiere on Thursday, Dec. 16. Check out its trailer (this article, as originally written, follows below), and our guide on how to watch South Park: Post-Covid 2 online.

There was plenty of fan hype leading up to the South Park: Post Covid special. But Post Covid was only one part of a two-part series. And while Paramount Plus has yet to give us the full scoop on when we might see part two, we do have some clues as to when it might go live.

The South Park: Post Covid special, if you needed a reminder, flash-forwards the denizens of the small mountain town of South Park, CO to 2061, to see how they're all doing now that the Covid-19 pandemic is over. Yes, it appears that it took all of 40 years for humanity to finally beat this thing. And in that time, we've gotten all the way to Mad Max 10, if a poster in Stan Marsh's home office is to be believed. 

The special ends on a cliffhanger, though, and we're left with the realization that this was just the first half of a two-parter. And fortunately, we know the month when the next half comes out.

When is South Park: Post-Covid 2 coming out?

South Park: Post Covid 2 aka South Park: Post COVID: The Return of COVID is coming out on Dec. 16. 

We first learned of this date window in a story by Ryan Parker in The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) that said we're going to get South Park: Post Covid part 2 in December 2021. Early in Parker's article, he writes "the hourlong special (part one of two which will drop on the streaming service next month)."

That will make South Park: Post Covid part 2 the second of the 14 new South Park specials (they're trying to call them movies, but the first half was just an hour long). The 14 specials were just one part of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's new contract with ViacomCBS.

A December release makes sense, as it's the kind of thing that could keep Paramount Plus subscriptions alive. We don't know how many people watched South Park: Post Covid on Paramount Plus, but our gut says it was likely one of the highest performing pieces of content in the service's existence (it's been around for a little over 8.7 months at that date). 

And, up until South Park: Post Covid, Paramount Plus hasn't had a lot of must-watch stuff, unless Star Trek, iCarly, RuPaul's Drag Race or SpongeBob are major parts of your life. If these specials are monthly occurrences, this is another section of the public that Paramount Plus could rope in to paying at least $4.99 per month.

In the mean time, since it's not coming this weekend, we've got stuff to watch in the meantime, such as Yellowstone season 4 episode 7.

Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.