Looks like actor John Witherspoon was right after all. WarnerMedia has announced that Aaron McGruder’s legendary comedy series The Boondocks will be getting a two-season revival for HBO Max. The group has ordered two full seasons for a reimagined version of the show that is set to premiere in fall 2020 with a 50-minute special. The previous 55 episodes of The Boondocks (which includes the fourth season) will be available when HBO Max launches in the spring.
In a stroke of good news, original creator McGruder will be returning as the showrunner for this new series. He’ll also executive produce along with Norm Aladjem, Seung Kim, and Meghann Collins Robertson of Mainstay Entertainment. In a statement to press, McGruder said, “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.”
Kevin Reilly, chief content officer for HBO Max, added, “The Boondocks was a revolutionary series that sparked conversations on hot button issues and brought dark subjects into the light 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.”
‘The Boondocks‘ Revived at HBO Max With 2-Season Order [The Hollywood Reporter]