Earlier this year, fans were ecstatic when news began circulating that the beloved and highly missed adult animated series The Boondocks is getting the reboot treatment. Not only that, but that original series creator Aaron McGruder will be directly involved in its revival. Now, it seems that the series has found an official placement with WarnerMedia and the HBO network.
It was recently announced that the new Boondocks reboot will be available on HBO’s new streaming service, HBO Max, in the Fall of 2020 and will consist of two seasons with 24 episodes in total. There will also be a 50-minute special, and all 55 episodes of the original series will be accessible to stream. There is still no word, however, on which voice actors from the original series, outside of John Witherspoon, will be returning.
According to a press release from HBO, this time around it appears that the Freeman family and the idyllic suburbs of Woodcrest will be facing a new threat in the form of “Uncle Ruckus and his bizarre neo-fascist regime.” Well known for its cultural, political, and social commentary, it’ll be interesting to see what this update in the series has to say about the current state of things. McGruder has never been one to censor himself, so we can expect that this show won’t pull any punches either.