Despite South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone saying they would stop focusing on Donald Trump, they’re certainly not shying away from controversial current events.
The upcoming season’s premiere — titled ‘White People Renovating Houses’ — will focus on the rise of white nationalists in America, sees “protestors armed with tiki torches and confederate flags take to the streets of South Park”.
The official Comedy Central description continues: “Randy comes to grips with what it means to be white in today’s society.” Watch the trailer below.
Tiki torches makes a direct reference to the Charlottesville protests from earlier this year, white nationalists holding them while marching on the Virginia town.
Episodes of South Park are made during the week before broadcast, so expect this season to continue commenting on what’s happening around the world.
Speaking earlier this year, Trey Parker said after being asked whether they will return to ‘simple’ stories: “Yeah, and [making jokes off the latest news] has also just gotten boring. We weren’t ever really that show.
“We would do an entire season and there would be one moment that played off something that had just happened and people would go, ‘South Park is the show that does that.’ And that’s just not true. We’re not.”
While promoting season 20, Parker and Stone joked about reality becoming satire, saying: “It’s really hard to make fun of and in the last season of South Park we were really trying to make fun of what was going on but we couldn’t keep up and what was actually happening was much funnier than anything we could come up with.”
As a result, the duo, who also directed 2003 film Team America: World Police, were forced to rewrite an episode of South Park to reflect Trump’s victory over Hilary Clinton after expecting different results.
Season 21 premiere’s 13 September on Comedy Central.
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