As cult shows go, few can rival the resonance of ‘The Boondocks.’
First broadcast in 2006, Aaron McGruder‘s Adult Swim animation proved an immediate hit and served as a Pop culture provocateur; indeed, it sparked just as much debate as it did laughter. The show is also renown for foreshadowing much what would take place in the socio-political landscape.
Naturally, said traits saw the series court ample controversy; resulting in a three year gap between its third and fourth seasons and the absence of its creator McGruder for the latter.
Boondocks fans rejoice, though! Because five years after it last aired, it’s been confirmed that the show is being rebooted!
The news was trumpeted by Sony Pictures Animation as part of their presentation at the Annecy Festival 2019 today.
As for what viewers can expect, the new incarnation of ‘The Boondocks’ is being billed as a “re-imagining” of the satire. It’s been confirmed that McGruder is back on-board.
Additional details are expected shortly, but as at writing, the refreshed take on the show will serve up aspects of the familiar in that it’ll center around Freeman family and their combat against Uncle Ruckus. A “new” angle will see the once lowly Ruckus now serve as a prominent leader in Woodcrest County – and he rules with an iron fist. Suffice to say, hilarity will ensue when the two entities clash.
We are all sorts of ready!
The current climate no doubt provides endless inspiration for a show like The Boondocks, so we’re excited and confident it’ll deliver.