HBO Max Orders A Two-Season Revival Of THE BOONDOCKS

Aaron McGruder's animated series has found a home at WarnerMedia's new streaming service. Two reimagined seasons consisting of 24 episodes will debut next year. Read on for further details...

Based on McGruder's comic strip, The Boondocks debuted on Adult Swim in 2005 and aired for four seasons.  Since its last episode in 2014, fans of the show have been eager for more adventures of the Freemans. 

In June, Sony Pictures Animation announced a reboot of the series at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. It will produce the new show in partnership with Sony Pictures TV.

The reimagined seasons will consist of 24 episodes and will premiere in the fall of 2020 with a 50-minute special. In addition, 55 previous episodes of The Boondocks will stream on HBO Max when the service launches in the spring.

A press release provides the following synopsis of the upcoming reboot:

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.


"There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of The Boondocks and do it over again for today," said McGruder. "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.”

McGruder returns as showrunner and executive producer.

Are you looking forward to the further adventures of Riley, Huey and Uncle Ruckus? Let us know in the comments section.

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