‘The Boondocks’ Reboot Gets Two Seasons On HBO Max
It’s official! “The Boondocks” is getting a revival. The series has inked a two-season deal with HBO Max.
The network will release 24 new episodes, along with 55 episodes from the original series on its streaming service. And the original creator will be back as well. The episodes will be available in fall 2020.
Kevin Reilly, the Chief Content Officer for HBO Max, and President of truTV, TBS and TNT, saluted the topic of conversation on the original “Boondocks,” as well as the concept developed in the comic strips created by Aaron 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.”
McGruder, who will come back to the series as showrunner and an executive producer, 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.”
So what can fans expect from the new episodes?
It’s set to feature the “Civil Rights Legend” Robert “Granddad” Freeman, and of course his two grandsons Huey and Riley as they relocate to a Maryland suburb. Shortly after, the area is taken over by controversial leader Uncle Ruckus.
Norm Aladjem of Mainstay Entertainment will also be the executive producer with McGruder, along with Seung Kim and Meghann Collins Robertson.
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