Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A special episode of South Park centering on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will air later this month.
The animated comedy series said Tuesday on Twitter that it will address the health crisis in a hour-long special airing Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. EDT on Comedy Central.
"The on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park, in the hour-long, supersized episode titled 'The Pandemic Special,'" the post reads.
In a press release, Comedy Central said the episode will show Randy come "to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak." The kids head back to school but "nothing resembles the normal that they once know."
A teaser for the special shows Stan, Cartman and the boys return to school, where they are greeted by a new teacher, Detective Harris.
Other TV series will address COVID-19 in their new seasons. The Conners star Sara Gilbert said in August that Season 3 will reflect the pandemic, while This is Us creator Dan Fogelman said Season 5 will tackle the health crisis "head on."