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HBO reviving The Boondocks for two-season order

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Aaron McGruder's animated series last aired in 2014 on Adult Swim.

The revival of Aaron McGruder's animated series The Boondockshas found a home at HBO Max.

The WarnerMedia streaming platform has ordered two "reimagined" seasons — 24 episodes in all — of the show. It's set to premiere in fall 2020 with a 50-minute special. All 55 previous episodes of The Boondocks will be available on HBO Max when the service launches in the spring.

"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."

Sony Pictures Animation announced a reboot of the series in June at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. It will produce the show in partnership with Sony Pictures TV. 

Based on McGruder's comic strip, The Boondocks debuted on Adult Swim in 2005 and aired four seasons (the last of which was made without McGruder's involvement), ending in 2014. The new seasons will follow Robert "Granddad" Freeman and his two grandsons, Huey and Riley, as they move to an idyllic suburban community in Maryland — only to see it taken over by the tyrannical Uncle Ruckus and his bizarre neofascist regime. (McGruder teased the story in a new comic strip earlier this year.) 

"There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of The Boondocks and do it over again for today," said McGruder. "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.”

McGruder will serve as showrunner and executive produce with Norm Aladjem for Mainstay Entertainment, Seung Kim and Meghann Collins Robertson.

The Boondocks is the second original animated series to land at HBO Max, joining a Gremlins prequel. The service is set to launch in spring 2020 and will feature originals and library content including The Big Bang Theory (which secured a massive payday for its first-ever streaming agreement), Game of Thrones, Friends and other shows and movies from WarnerMedia's properties.

 

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HBO Max is really WINNING, it's for US, fuck them kids :shook: 

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2 minutes ago, Mariah. said:

HBO Max is really WINNING, it's for US, fuck them kids :shook: 

You watch The Boondocks? HBO Max & Chill? :sandra:

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4 minutes ago, Ari M. said:

You watch The Boondocks? HBO Max & Chill? :sandra:

I don't, my brother does, I've seen like three episodes. But I know it's popular and I'm team HBO Max in the streaming wars, akin to Stephen and Disney+ :sandra: 

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The best adult cartoon besides American Dad!

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9 hours ago, Layout said:

The best adult cartoon besides American Dad!

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Yes, and no.

Boondocks is #1. But American Dad? When you got Archer, Daria, Clone High, Futurama, Rick & Morty (I don't watch but people won't shut up about it)...? 

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I heard it was being revived, cool to see HBO pick it up. Imma stay a pirate tho :aj:, these streaming wars are getting too much...

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11 hours ago, Angelic said:

Yes, and no.

Boondocks is #1. But American Dad? When you got Archer, Daria, Clone High, Futurama, Rick & Morty (I don't watch but people won't shut up about it)...? 

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Never seen these. Most these adult shows have corny white boy humor like SouthPark for example. I've always thought American Dad was iconic since it never peaked for me. I loved Futurama, but that definitelyyyy peaked! It got too weird IMO. Shoutout to Boondocks tho for having humor my black ass can understand

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45 minutes ago, Layout said:

Never seen these. Most these adult shows have corny white boy humor like SouthPark for example. I've always thought American Dad was iconic since it never peaked for me. I loved Futurama, but that definitelyyyy peaked! It got too weird IMO. Shoutout to Boondocks tho for having humor my black ass can understand

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We all learned something today.

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9 minutes ago, Angelic said:

We all learned something today.

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Was I really on here giving white twink teas? Let me undergo my Liv Morgan transformation

 

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3 hours ago, Layout said:

Was I really on here giving white twink teas? Let me undergo my Liv Morgan transformation

 

Liv your truth sis! I stan!

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