The one-hour special, South ParQ: The Vaccination Special, will look specifically at the controversial QAnon conspiracy theory.
The episode’s official blurb, which will air on March 10, reads, “The citizens of South ParQ are demanding the COVID-19 vaccine. A fun new militant group tries to stop the boys from getting their teacher vaccinated. ‘
The show’s creators posted the news on Twitter earlier this week and changed the handle on South Parq in honor of the special.
“We will be a flock,” wrote the creators next to the announcement.
QAnon-related news has dominated the US headlines for the past few weeks after some of its supporters were photographed during the Capitol Riots on Jan. 6.
QAnon conspirators believe in a disproven theory that Donald Trump is at a secret war with a clan of elite pedophiles who worship Satan.
We will be a herd.
South ParQ Vaccination special premieres Wednesday March 10th on Comedy Central at 8 / 7c. pic.twitter.com/3XTeDBuX0c
– SOUTH PARQ (@SouthPark) February 19, 2021
They are also extremely suspicious of coronavirus vaccines and have put forward a number of anti-vaccination theories over the past few weeks.
South Park aired its first “Pandemic Special” in September 2020 and reached a record 4.05 million viewers. Subsequently, we saw Randy come to terms with his role in the coronavirus outbreak as South Park residents struggled to contain the virus.
The series, which has been renewed for 26 seasons, is slated to return for a 24th season later this year. However, we are still waiting for updates as production has suffered setbacks due to the ongoing pandemic.