The long-awaited Boondocks reboot is finally within reach, and more details about the iconic series are coming out.
The reboot which will launch in the fall of 2020 on HBO Max with a 50-minute special was given a two-season. 24-episode order. The Boondocks revival was confirmed by Soy Pictures Animation at the Annecy festival in June. Immediately following the announcement, HBO Max was rumored to be the most likely streaming platform for the animated series because of the franchise’s history with WarnerMedia.
The Boondocks reboot was a major online discussion far before any news that the popular animated series was indeed coming back. The show first aired in November 2005 on Cartoon Network’s late-night programming block called Adult Swim. The last episode aired on June 23, 2014, and marked the end of an era.
The show’s creator Aaron McGruder said in a press release for the iconic show’s reboot, “There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of The Boondocks and do it over again for today.” He continued, “It’s crazy how different the times we live in are now—both politically and culturally—more than a decade past the original series and two decades past the original newspaper comic. There’s a lot to say and it should be fun.”
According to the press release, the synopsis for the reboot is as follows: “The new Boondocks follows the adventures of self-proclaimed “Civil Rights Legend” Robert “Granddad” Freeman, and his two rambunctious grandsons Huey and Riley. The family has recently moved to an idyllic community in suburban Maryland only to see it taken over by the tyrannical Uncle Ruckus and his bizarre neo-fascist regime. Life under Ruckus turns out to be an everyday struggle to survive.”
In addition to the two new seasons, all 55 episodes of the original animated series will also be available on the WarnerMedia direct-to-consumer platform when it launches next year. HBO Max is projected to give Netflix, Hulu, and the upcoming Disney+ streaming services some genuine competition.
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#BoondocksBack The following message is from Aaron Mcgruder. “Did these for fun (and to see if I still could). More to come… exactly how much more is tough to say. These strips were only possible due to the enormous talent of my good friend Seung Kim, who did the animation for the old show – and he’s a busy guy. Thanks to him and thanks to Charlamagne for putting these out for me while I get my instagram act together.” AM