Annecy, France – Fans The Boondocks can rejoice as it appears that 2020 will bring a new season the critically acclaimed animated series — with creator Aaron McGruder back at the helm.
A co-production with Sony Pictures Television, the reboot is set to be a “complete re-imagining” the OG series fans first fell in love with in 2005.
“The show] chronicles the adventures the Freeman family against the evil local government tyrant Uncle Ruckus, who rules fictional Woodcrest County, Maryland with an iron fist,” a statement from Sony explains.
John Witherspoon, who voices Granddad, first confirmed that the show would be returning during an interview with Joe Rogan — though he didn’t elaborate on timelines.
The Breakfast Club’s very own Charlamagne Tha God witnessed the imminent comeback firsthand, having previewed a few new comic strips on his Instagram this year. And he understands the cultural significance the show’s return.
“The Boondocks is one my top three TV shows all time,” Charlamagne tells HipHopDX. “Aaron Mcgruder is a genius and I don’t use that term loosely. Programming like The Boondocks is what always made me my platforms have the perfect balance ratchetness and righteousness because if you ever watched The Boondocks you understood the messaging in it was way deeper than animation.
“They truly knew how to put the medicine in the candy and this new incarnation The Boondocks aligns with my current adult sensibilities the things I care about the most now will definitely be seen the lens the World Woodcrest and I can’t wait,” he added.
The series was initially set to end after three seasons but was revived without the involvement the show’s creator — citing the reason for the spilt as a disagreement over the production schedule.