South Park Season 23: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, Spoilers, Recap

‘South Park’ is an adult animated sitcom that airs on Comedy Central. The series first premiered on August 13, 1997. It has been created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden. Vernon Chatman serves as the producer, while Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Brian Graden, Deborah Liebling, Frank C. Agnone II, Bruce Howell, and Anne Garefino serve as the executive producers.

The show is the highest rated program of Comedy Central and is based on four boys-Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick. It is famous for covering a variety of subjects, which is told in a lewd and sometimes offensive language, which makes it suitable for adults only. And also you get a heavy dose of dark humor mixed with some social satire.

‘South Park’ has been nominated for numerous awards over the years and its winnings include one Annie Award, five Emmy Awards, and a Peabody Award. It even managed to get an Academy Award nomination at one point. ‘South Park’ is the second-longest-running show of Comedy Central. It initially started with cutout animation, before moving on to computer-based animation. Needless to say that a show that has run for so long, is well-loved by fans and has a massive and loyal base. Critics too have loved the series and over time it has come to be considered as one of the greatest television cartoons of all time.

South Park Cast: Who is in it?

The main cast of ‘South Park’ includes the creators of the show Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who are responsible for giving voice to most of the male characters of the show. Most of the female characters are voiced by April Stewart and Mona Marshall. Many celebrities depicted on the show lend their own voices to the characters, which include Michael Buffer, Brent Musburger, Robert Smith, Cheech & Chong, Malcolm McDowell, Jay Leno, Jennifer Aniston, Jerry Seinfeld, George Clooney among others.

In the upcoming season, the main cast is obviously going to return, and we hope to see many more guest stars who keep things interesting in this iconic cartoon series.

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South Park Plot: What is it about?

The plot of ‘South Park’ is concerned with various aspects of the world, and in the same manner, as shows like ‘The Simpsons‘, it is more dependent on the characters than the plot itself. Each season of the show tackles some new issue but in a humorous way. With profanity, toilet humor, and dark and surreal jokes, this is one cartoon show that adults are going to love. The tongue in cheek manner in which they satirize all things, holding nothing sacred, is reminiscent of old school comedy.

‘South Park’ has often been regarded as being singularly responsible for putting Comedy Central on the map. However, as it is with old school humor, it often faces flak, and this series has been no different. The show has been criticized for its utter disregard for conservative values, while at the same time, being mocking of liberal sensibilities. When all of this is coupled with excessive profanity, toilet humor, and ease of access to children, one might understand why certain people feel uncomfortable and outraged at the show. However, the job of comedy is to discomfort a person, and if the person feels discomfort, they should ask themselves why it is so.

The show has also drawn the ire of major religions including the Catholic Church, and Islam as well for their depiction of Prophet Muhammad. However, we maintain, that a comedy show should not hold anything sacred. ‘South Park;’ teaches us to laugh at all things including ourselves, and in today’s world where people take offense at the drop of a hat, this is something we could try and remember. Over the seasons, ‘South Park’ has tackled issues including Amazon and Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, school shootings in America, sexual abuse in the church, climate change deniers, cell phone dependency in our culture and the recent fad of vaping.

As viewers accompany the irreverent grade-schoolers in the town of South Park, Colorado, we realize that more than the dysfunctional nature of this town, the tone that remains dominant over the seasons is the utter irreverence towards all things. In this rebellious attitude lies a sublime hint of freedom, the madman’s escape by disregarding all things in society. It is not an easy theme to grapple with, and it does not immediately jump out at us viewers. However, it lurks underneath the humor the show presents, and consciously or unconsciously, we are all drawn to this desire to be irreverent, and thus free.

There is not much left to hope from a show that has continued to deliver quality content over the seasons and has only gotten better with time. The most we expect is that it continues making fun of each and every thing, person and establishment as it has done for so many years, and we only hope it gets edgier moving forward. The world needs to have a laugh at itself, to ease up, and ‘South Park’ just might be the answer to this.

South Park Season 23 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘South Park’ Season 22 premiered on September 26, 2018. For those wondering about the upcoming season of the show, there is nothing to worry about since Season 23 has not only been greenlit but is also expected to air sometime in 2019. Although no release date has been officially announced yet, in recent years, the show has always aired in September, and Comedy Central will not be looking to change the schedule in all likelihood. Thus, we expect ‘South Park’ Season 23 will air sometime in September 2019.

South Park Trailer :

While we wait for an update on season 23, check out the season 22 trailer to refresh your memories.

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