With the epic 20-season South Park marathon wrapping up, the first clip from South Park Season 21 has finally arrived, giving fans a glimpse at what series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be tackling this season. The brief clip shows that a group of tiki-torch wielding white nationalists have descended upon South Park, an obvious reference to the controversial march in Charlottesville, Virginia last month. Here's a brief synopsis for the Season 21 premiere, before it debuts Wednesday, September 13 at 9 PM ET on Comedy Central.
"Protestors armed with tiki torches and confederate flags take to the streets of South Park. Randy comes to grips with what it means to be white in today's society."
The only thing we knew about this season going in is that South Park will not take on Donald Trump anymore, after three seasons of serialized storytelling that culminated with Mr. Garrison portrayed as Trump, ascending to the White House at the end of Season 20. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Trey Parker revealed that another aspect of the previous season, the "Member Berries," will be gone. Here's what he had to say about where the Member Berries will all go this season.
"Now that Spielberg is doing Ready Player One, which is like the most Member Berry thing ever invented, we can't out-Member Berry that. All the Member Berries left our show to go be on that."
Comedy Central has already renewed South Park through the year 2019, which brings the show up to its 23rd season and 304 episodes, so the future of this hit animated series is certainly set for the next few years. Trey Parker also told The Hollywood Reporter that they want to get back to telling their traditional one-off stories, after experimenting with serialized storytelling with continuity through each episode for the past three seasons. While we know that this Season 21 premiere will focus on the white nationalists, it remains to be seen what Trey Parker and Matt Stone will have in store for fans throughout the rest of the season.
Aside from this new season, fans will also be able to pick up a new South Park video game entitled South Park: The Fractured But Whole, which will be available on October 17. A recent walkthrough video of the game reveals that the game's difficulty level is determined by the color of your avatar's skin, meaning the darker your avatar's skin is, the more difficult the game is. The color of your avatar's skin also affects how much money you're given throughout the game, and how other characters interact with you. The game also features some scenes with Mr. Mackey, who calls your character's parents if you reveal that you identify as a girl or a transgender person. It remains to be seen if more clips will be released between now and the South Park premiere in just a few short days, but hopefully we'll find out more about this episode soon. Take a look at this new clip to get ready for South Park Season 21.