South Park focusing less on mocking Donald Trump in new season

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South Park is gearing up to return with all new episodes this month, but the creators say their Mr. Garrison as Donald Trump won’t be as prevalent.

It seems things in South Park will soon go back to how they used to be!

If you saw last season’s South Park, you’ll remember how different it is from seasons prior. This time, Matt Stone and Trey Parker tried to make the show more serialized. That is, they were attempting to pick up episodes right from where they left off. This saw every episode hitting on their Donald Trump mockery, featuring a spray-tanned Mr. Garrison becoming the president of the United States.

The creators of South Park are famous for coming up with their episode plots during the week that it airs. So trying to follow a serialized story proved to be frustrating for them. In a new interview with THR, co-creator Parker reveals that they’ll be abandoning the serialized format for the new season:

"“Last year was such a headf-ck, and we were so happy when it was done. And we just wanted to go back to the kids, which we still do. But it’s also like, you can’t avoid [Mr. Garrison as Trump]. So, we are not actively putting it in, but we are not actively leaving it out. It’s the world we live in.”"

In other words, they’re not removing their Donald Trump parody from the show by any stretch. He’s just not going to be the main focus of each episode anymore. Now, the duo are excited to bring the kids back to the forefront, citing Cartman’s new relationship with Heidi as a good place to start.

South Park premieres on Sept. 13, 2017 on Comedy Central.