After what seemed like a disappointing, unclimactic end to the edgy beloved animated series that graced Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, the Boondocks series has found a new lease of life. This is many thanks to HBO and the coming streaming service set to mark out its own territory amidst the streaming wars – HBO Max.
HBO Max has put in an order for two seasons –24-episodes that is set to reimagine of the beloved animated series. Not to worry it seems, as the project is spearheaded by the original creator Aaron McGruder and Sony Pictures Animation.
HBO also released a synopsis of the coming series 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.
Aaron McGruder also had this to say about the news:
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.”
In addition to this, all 55 episodes of the original series, as well as the new Boondocks will launch on the forthcoming streaming service in fall 2020, accompanied by a 50-minute special.
And being on-demand, we sure you and Riley will be hitting the pause button a lot.