The Boondocks is coming back thanks to HBO Max. The upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service has ordered 24 episodes of the animated social satire, and original series creator Aaron McGruder will return for the two new seasons.
McGruder originally created The Boondocks as a comic strip in 1996. McGruder eventually pitched the comic as an animated series which was picked up by Adult Swim for three seasons.
The new series will following self-proclaimed civil rights legend Robert “Granddad” Freeman and his two grandsons Huey and Riley. The family moves to a quiet community in suburban Maryland just as its community government is being taken over by Uncle Ruckus and his bizarre neo-fascist regime.
As part of the announcement 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.”
McGruder will return to as showrunner for the new seasons of the show, which will be produced along with Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Television. The show’s new season will launch sometime in fall 2020 with a 50-minute special. The original 55 episodes of the series, which originally aired from 2005 to 2010, will be available on HBO Max as soon as the streaming service launches.