South Park & Rick and Morty Streaming Rights Go to HBO Max
According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO Max continues to stock up its already massive and growing library with their successful acquisition of the streaming rights to two popular adult animated sitcoms: Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty and Comedy Central’s long-running series South Park.
However, the deal for Rick and Morty isn’t exclusive as it will continue to stream all of its previous and future episodes on Hulu. All three seasons of the sci-fi animated series will be available on HBO Max when it launches on May 2020 with future seasons expected to continue airing on Adult Swim before going on HBO Max and Hulu.
As for South Park, HBO Max has gained the exclusive streaming rights to the sitcom’s whole library for a $500 million deal, winning a bidding war against other streaming services. All 23 seasons will be available for streaming on June 2020 with each new episode set to debut 24 hours after it premieres on the Comedy Central network. South Park will no longer be available on Hulu by next summer.
Created and executive produced by Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), Rick and Morty is a half-hour animated series that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. The voice cast is consists of Justin Roiland as Rick and Morty, Sarah Chalke as Beth, Chris Parnell as Jerry, Spencer Grammer as Summer.
The series is set to return for its fourth season on November 10 at Adult Swim. Season 4 will also feature Taika Waititi (The Mandalorian, What We Do in the Shadows), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Paul Giamatti (Billions) and Kathleen Turner (Romancing the Stone) appearing as guest stars.
South Park co-created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, follows a group of unruly Colorado kids, Cartman, Kenny, Stan, and Kyle, along with their outrageous and colorful town, through all of their foul-mouthed adventures — while never shying away from controversial social and political topics.
The series has been on air for more than 20 seasons since its debut in 1997. Parker, Stone, Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II are the executive producers of the series. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell, and Vernon Chatman serve as producers.