South Park and Rick and Morty are coming to HBO Max

The WarnerMedia-backed streaming platform officially launches in May

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    HBO Max will be the new home of South Park and Rick and Morty upon its launch in 2020. WarnerMedia confirmed the news during its public presentation of HBO Max on Tuesday.

    All 23 seasons of the irreverent animated series South Park will be made available on the platform beginning May 2020. Episodes from the three new forthcoming seasons — inked as part of the show’s recent renewal deal — will hit HBO Max 24 hours after they premiere on Comedy Central.

    South Park is unequivocally among the best — setting the satirical gold standard, with a consistent finger on the comedy pulse,” Kevin Reilly, chief content officer of HBO Max, said in a statement. “Audiences have connected with Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny – either alive or dead – for over 20 years, and we look forward to connecting these characters to new audiences on HBO Max.”

    (Read: The Top 100 South Park Songs)

    As for Rick and Morty, its first three seasons will debut on HBO Max when the platform premieres in May. Its fourth season, which airs beginning in November, will be added to HBO Max at a later undetermined date. The beloved Adult Swim show is currently streaming on Disney’s Hulu, but it’s believed that deal will expire in time for the HBO Max launch and it looks like both streaming services will end up hosting it when HBO Max launches.


    Rick and Morty exploded onto the scene in 2013 and quickly drew a legion of rabid followers from both critics and young fans,” added Reilly. The jokes come fast and frenetically in a smart comedy concoction we are so happy to deliver on HBO Max.”

    In addition to South Park and Rick and Morty, this spring HBO Max promises more than 10,000 hours of programming, including Studio Ghibli movies, a Grease spinoff TV series, Boondocks revival, The Big Bang Theory, and a number of one-hour Adventure Time specials. There are also a number of new DC Comics adaptations, including Green Lantern, Strange Adventures, and DC Super Hero High. HBO Max will be priced at $15/month, the same as HBO proper.

    Update, October 30th: An earlier version of this story suggested Rick and Morty will be leaving Hulu for HBO Max; the show will actually be available on both services.


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