South Park will tackle the coronavirus pandemic with FIRST EVER hour-long ...

South Park will tackle the coronavirus pandemic with FIRST EVER hour-long episode

By Carly Johnson For Dailymail.com

Published: 02:42 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 02:42 BST, 16 September 2020

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South Park will be diving headfirst into the turmoils of the coronavirus pandemic with an hour-long special on September 30. 

Comedy Central confirmed the impending episode - aptly titled The Pandemic Special - on Tuesday and treated fans to a 50-second teaser trailer.

The Pandemic Special will be the adult animated series' first ever hour-long episode in its 23-year history on the network.

Pandemic Special: South Park will be diving headfirst into the turmoils of the coronavirus pandemic with an hour-long special on September 30

Pandemic Special: South Park will be diving headfirst into the turmoils of the coronavirus pandemic with an hour-long special on September 30

The episode will be made available to stream on HBO Max 24-hours after its Comedy Central premiere on Wednesday, September 30 at 8PM.

In the trailer, the series' beloved characters can been seen wearing face masks and occupying school desks that are shielded by sheets of plastic.

Randy Marsh, father to one of South Park's main characters named Stan Marsh, commences the trailer by boisterously announcing 'a Pandemic Special.'

He can be seen standing before a large projection screen that is riddled with morbid medical imagery as he seemingly attempts to cash-in on the public's fear.

Cashing in: Randy Marsh, father to one of South Park's main characters named Stan, commences the trailer by boisterously announcing 'a Pandemic Special'

Cashing in: Randy Marsh, father to one of South Park's main characters named Stan, commences the trailer by boisterously announcing 'a Pandemic Special' 

Battle gear: In the teaser trailer for the special, the series' beloved characters can been seen wearing face masks and face shields

Battle gear: In the teaser trailer for the special, the series' beloved characters can been seen wearing face masks and face shields

The special will also focus on main character Eric Cartman as he grapples with the horrors of returning to South Park Elementary amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Comedy Central released a more vague episode synopsis that reads: 'Randy

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