Who killed Kenny? You need to watch South Park: Post COVID: The Return of COVID. The funniest, and most unpronounceable comedy special of 2021 premiered at 8am GMT (3am ET) and critics are calling it "gold". Sadly, Cartman and co.'s vulgar antics are currently exclusive to US-only streaming service Paramount Plus. But – good news, folks! – you can watch Paramount Plus FREE (opens in new tab) from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab). It's pretty easy; see our step-by-step guide below.
South Park, the Emmy and Peabody-Award winning animated series, co-created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, is back to skewer the COVID-19 pandemic for the second year in a row.
Part one of Post COVID debuted in November and left fans with a bunch of questions, namely who is hiding behind the mysterious Victor Chaos (pronounced 'chaws')? Part two – the second of 14 South Park specials due to be released exclusively on Paramount Plus – arrived on Thursday 16th December. From anti-vaxxers to the NFT craze, it's Post COVID is on the money. Check out the official trailer for part two below.
South Park: Post COVID: Return of COVID is exclusive to US streaming service Paramount Plus, so make sure you know how to watch South Park: Post COVID: Return of COVID from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab).
South Park: Post COVID: Return of COVID preview trailer
Watch South Park: Post COVID: Return of COVID for free
South Park: Post COVID: Return of COVID is currently exclusive to US-only streaming channel Paramount Plus.
Subscription to Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) costs from $4.99 a month for the ad-supported Essential plan – but new users can get their first month free with the code PEAKSALE.
Remember: you'll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to watch Paramount Plus when outside of the States. We recommend ExpressVPN.
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How to watch South Park: Post COVID from anywhere with a VPN
Stuck outside the United States? You can access Paramount Plus from anywhere in the world using a VPN (opens in new tab) (Virtual Private Network). We typically recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) since it offers a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
With a good VPN, you can sign into your Paramount Plus account (or even create a new one) and watch South Park: Post COVID: Return of COVID as if you were back home in the States. Good to know, right?
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How to use a VPN
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.
2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Paramount Plus, you should use 'USA' (or any US city, such as New York).
3. Head over to Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and live stream South Park: Post COVID: Return of COVID.
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Watch South Park: Post COVID: Return of COVID in the UK
Both the 2021 hour-long South Park specials – Post Covid and Post Covid: Return of Covid – are currently exclusive to US-only streaming service Paramount Plus.
But remember: you can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to watch Paramount Plus when outside of the States as a US citizen. Full details above.
On a lighter note, UK viewers can watch the 2020 South Park specials – The Pandemic Special and The Vaccination Special – on Sky. Not a subscriber? You can access Sky instantly, and contract-free, using a Now pass.
Can I watch the South Park specials on Comedy Central or HBO Max?
The short answer: no.
Earlier this year, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker inked a huge deal with Paramount Plus to produce two specials a year until 2027. The Post COVID episodes are two of these releases.
However, South Park was originally created for Comedy Central and the pair have an existing deal that means seasons 25 and 26 will air on Comedy Central first, and then on HBO Max 24 hours later.
In other words, you'll need Paramount Plus if you want to see all 14 specials. And in the long term, it's likely that every season of South Park will end up on Paramount Plus. So, unlike NFTs, it's a pretty good investment.
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