Cartoon Network’s Adult Animation series “The Boondocks” is getting reimagined in a 2-season order from HBO Max next fall. Sony Pictures first announced the reboot in June 2019, and today HBO confirmed picking it up. This news comes from a story posted by Deadline.
“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’,” said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max and President, TBS, TNT and truTV. “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.”
“There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of The Boondocks and do it over again for today,” said McGruder, “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’s “The Boondocks” originally aired on Cartoon Network’s late night programming block Adult Swim. All 55 episodes of the original series will also be available on HBO Max at the reboot’s 50-minute launch special.
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