The Boondocks revival receives two-season order at HBO Max
The Boondocks revival has received a two-season order from HBO Max for a total of 24 new episodes. The original 55 episodes, which aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, will also launch with the new season on the streamer in fall 2020.
The Boondocks chronicles the battles of the Freeman family against the evil local government tyrant Uncle Ruckus, who rules fictional Woodcrest County Maryland with an iron fist.
The new series will follow 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.
The original Boondocks creator, Aaron McGruder, is returning for the revival series as showrunner and executive producer.
“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.
“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,” added Kevin Reilly, chief content officer for HBO Max and president of TBS, Tnt, and truTV.
Norm Aladjemfor Mainstay Entertainment, Seung Kim, and Meghann Collins Robertson will serve as executive producers. Sony Pictures Animation will produce The Boondocks revival series in partnership with Sony Pictures Television.