The coronavirus pandemic is seeping into pop culture. South Park announced an hour-long episode on the coronavirus to premiere on September 30.

Comedy Central said that the iconic animated series would present an hour-long episode, the first of that length in its history, about the pandemic. In true South Park form, Cartman is worried about going back to school, Kyle’s anxious about social distancing, and a police detective is the new teacher in a school scene.

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Here’s the official episode description, “Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park. The kids happily head back to school but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew; not their teachers, not their homeroom, not even Eric Cartman.”

See the trailer, below:

Source: South Park Studios/Youtube 

In 23 years, South Park has never made an hour-long episode. “The Pandemic Special” is scheduled to premiere Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 8:00 p.m, and will be available on HBO Max 24 hours after its premiere. It’s unclear when Season 24 will be released but the team is clearly hard at work with the release of “The Pandemic Special.”

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