The Boondocks is back! The animated series is scheduled for a 2-season run at HBO Max, which will be Warner Bros.’s new streaming service. The series will debut on HBO Max’s launch in the fall of 2020. The release will feature a 50-minutes special + 55 original episodes by creator and showrunner, Aaron McGruder.
The Boondocks is based on McGruder’s comic strip and it follows the adventures of self-proclaimed “Civil Rights Legend” Robert “Granddad” Freeman, and his two grandsons Huey and Riley. After moving to suburban Maryland, peace was interrupted after tyrannical Uncle Ruckus and his regime took over the community.
According to Kevin Reilly, the chief content officer for HBO Max and president of TBS, TNT and truTV, the series was revolutionary, sparking conversations on controversial issues and dark subjects with episodes like ‘The Trial of Robert Kelly’, ‘The Fundraiser’ and ‘The Story of Gangstalicious’,”
“Aaron is a gifted visionary whose unique style of storytelling is a welcome voice and we are elated The Freemans are making their thugnificent comeback on HBO Max,” Reilly added.
“There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of ‘The Boondocks’ and do it over again for today. 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,” said McGruder.
Apart from being the showrunner, McGruder will executive produce the reboot alongside Seung Kim, Meghann Collins Robertson, and Norm Aladjem for Mainstay Entertainment.
The Boondocks will be a part of alternative animation that Sony Pictures Animation will release after teaming up with Sony Pictures Television, Variety reported last June.
On the other hand, HBO Max will bring together a slew of new series from HBO as well as third party licensed programs, TVs, and fan-favorite movies from Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and others.