The wait is over. After years of low-key and high-key wanting “The Boondocks” back for another run, new reports claim the popular cartoon is coming back as an official reboot.
According to Wednesday reports, “The Boondocks” has received a major green light to go 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)
Earlier this year, a key “The Boondocks” actor revealed the cult classic would make a return.
Rumors had been circulating that the animated series might be returning for a fifth season after comedian John Witherspoon (who voiced Granddad on the show) let it slip that “The Boondocks is coming back” during a recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience – but this appears to be a full reboot of the series, with creator Aaron McGruder once again at the helm.
Prior to ending in 2014, “The Boondocks” had a solid run on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
Based on his comic strip of the same name, McGruder’s The Boondocks premiered in November 2005 on Cartoon Network’s late-night programming block Adult Swim. The comic launched in 1996. The reboot, a satire for the modern era, is said to chronicle the adventures of the Freeman family against the evil local government tyrant Uncle Ruckus, who rules the fictional Woodcrest County, Maryland with an iron fist. (EW)