The Boondocks may have waved goodbye to Adult Swim viewers in summer 2014, but 5 years later HBO Max sent fans of the beloved comic-turned-TV show into a frenzy with news it would be rebooted in 2020.
And though production around the series was setback due to the death of legendary actor-comedian John Witherspoon (who voiced ‘Granddad’), new reports indicate the streamer has settled on an updated launch time for the satirical animation.
Nearly two years after its originally announced reboot date, ‘Boondocks’ – according to its official Instagram account – is set to bounce back on screens in late 2022. At the time of this report, no specific date was announced.
As we reported here, HBO Max ordered 24 new episodes of the comedy via a revamp that would air across two seasons – putting original creator Aaron McGruder and creative director/executive producer of the show, Seung Kim, back at the helm.
“There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of The Boondocks and do it over again for today,” McGruder said about the relaunch of the series. “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.”
At writing, there’s no word on the future of the ‘Granddad’ character nor is there a confirmed report of EMMY & Academy Award-winning actress Regina King‘s involvement. Longtime fans of the show know she voiced both ‘Huey’ and ‘Riley’ characters.