HBO Max announces they will order two rebooting seasons of ‘The Boondocks.’ The popular animated series aired on Adult Swim (of Cartoon Network) from 2005 to 2014. HBO Max and Cartoon Network share the same parent company, so it’s not rare, nor it seems it may be the last Cartoon Network/Adult Swim to be announced.
The show is based on a comic by Aaron McGruder, who also created the animated series. It follows the story of Huey Freeman, a young black kid that lives with his grandfather, Robert, and brother Riley. The show takes a satirical view on black culture and social issues.
The new version “follows the adventures of self-proclaimed ‘Civil Rights Legend’ Robert ‘Granddad’ Freeman, and his two rambunctious grandsons Huey and Riley.” Said McGruder on a press release.
“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,” he said. “There’s a lot to say and it should be fun.”
“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,” the release said. “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.”
The new show will have two seasons, launching in Fall 2020 with a 50-minute premiere special. The 55 episodes of the original ‘The Boondocks’ run will be available when the new show launches through HBO Max, too.
Aaron McGruder, creator of the original comic and TV animated show will be the showrunner of the reboot.