'The Boondocks' To Hit HBO Max With 24 New Episodes
On Wednesday (Sept. 18), forthcoming streaming service HBO Max revealed plans to host The Boondocks canon on its service. According to Variety, the cult classic will also premiere 24 new episodes set to premiere in Fall 2020.
"There's a unique opportunity to revisit the world of The Boondocks and do it over again today," creator and animator Aaron McGruder said in a statement. "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." A 50-minute special will also debut alongside the two-season return.
The show aired for four seasons on and off from 2005-2014. It was known for its witty and comedic yet serious take on political and social issues. A few standout episodes referenced moguls like Oprah Winfrey, television networks like BET, and controversial celebrities like R. Kelly. An episode of a fictional fast-food chain running out of its new special dish recently returned to the limelight when Popeye's decided to place a halt on its chicken sandwich offering.
McGruder will pick up the helm again as showrunner and executive producer. The new season will follow Robert "Grandad" Freeman and his grandson's Huey and Riley as they navigate life in suburban Maryland under Uncle Ruckus' "neo-fascist regime."