The highly-anticipated return of The Boondocks has found a new home. HBO Max has announced the show’s revival will launch on the streaming service in fall 2020. “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,’” HBO Max’s chief content officer Kevin Reilly said in a press release. “Aaron [McGruder] 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.”
WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming platform has ordered two seasons of the acclaimed series for a total of 24 new episodes. All 55 episodes from the show’s original television run on Adult Swim will also be available on HBO Max, which is scheduled to launch in spring 2020. The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder is back for the series revival after not being involved in the show’s fourth season, which aired in 2014. He will serve as the showrunner and one of the executive producers.
“There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of The Boondocks and do it over again for today,” McGruder said in a press statement. “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.”