The long-awaited “Boondocks” return is ‘this’ close to going down. New reports claim everyone’s favorite cartoon series is headed to HBO’s upcoming premium streaming service.
According to reports, the movie channel’s HBO Max will stream the series’ revival run in fall 2020.
The 24 new episodes, as well as all 55 episodes of the original series, will launch on the forthcoming streaming service in Fall 2020. The show is based on Aaron McGruder’s comic strips, and the original creator is on board once again to reimagine the series. “‘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 for HBO Max and president of 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.” (Variety)
Last night, the official “Boondocks” Instagram page shared a must-like shot of the revival’s character designs and promised big news to soon follow.
Back in June, reports surfaced about “The Boondocks” receiving a major green light to go back into production.
In an expansive mode after the huge critical, commercial and Academy Award validation for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Sony Pictures Animationannounced at Annecy on Wednesday that China’s Tencent has boarded Jackie Chan’s “Wish Dragon,” plus a reimagining of “The Boondocks,” horror series “Hungry Ghosts,” comedy series “Superbago” and two new Genndy Tartakovsky movies. There was a sense at Annecy that this is a studio with wind in its sails and an empowering confidence. (Variety)
To make things even better, creator Aaron McGruder is also attached to the much-needed reboot.
The Freemans are coming back. Sony has confirmed that The Boondocks is returning with a new television show, and original creator Aaron McGruder is on board. They also revealed a show based on the late Anthony Bourdain’s graphic novel series, and revealed more on Phill Lord and Chris Miller’s much-anticipated animated follow-up to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. (GIZMODO)