The entire ‘South Park’ library will be available for free on Hulu before the start of the animated comedy's 18th season on September 24.
Hulu has struck an exclusive multiyear deal to stream the entire South Park catalog, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
The streaming service will make all 17 seasons available for free until the September 24 premiere of the Comedy Central cartoon's 18th season. After that, Hulu Plus subscribers will have access to the entire South Park library. New episodes will be available next day on both Hulu and Hulu Plus.
Comedy Central currently offers streaming access for all 17 seasons on the South Park Studios website, which will continue to stream the full library until the season 18 premiere. The website will then transition to offering a revolving selection of free episodes, with video and advertising powered by Hulu.
"South Park has revolutionized TV and pushed boundaries with unparalleled topicality and daring humor," said Hulu content chief Craig Erwich. "South Park has been one of the top 10 most popular shows of all time on the platform. We're thrilled to offer the series to fans in its entirety."
Added creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone: "This is a natural partnership for us. We are excited that the entire library will be available on Hulu and that the best technology around will power South Park Digital Studios."
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.