Sunday, November 28, 2021

Sony Announces Reboot of ‘The Boondocks’ with Creator Aaron McGruder

*Get ready fans of “The Boondocks,” the Aaron McGruder-created animated series is making a comeback.

However, instead of picking up with season 5, Sony is planning a full reboot.

According to EW, “The Boondocks” reboot series is in the works and McGruder is indeed involved with the project.

Based on his 1996 comic strip of the same name, McGruder’s “The Boondocks” premiered in November 2005 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. The reboot is being described as “a satire for the modern era,” and according to Entertainment Weekly, it will chronicle the adventures of the Freeman family and Uncle Ruckus, who is now an evil tyrant running the Woodcrest County government.

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During a March interview with” The Joe Rogan Experience,” comedian John Witherspoon, who voiced Granddad on the series, teased his involvement. “I’m on the cartoon. What is it? The Boondocks? I didn’t change my voice for The Boondocks. And they coming back,” he said. “The Boondocks is coming back. It’s one of the best cartoons I’ve ever been on.”

Currently, there is no official word on what characters will be brought back from the original cast. As for Regina King, the possibility she returns is still unknown, Complex reports.

The studio announced a “complete re-imagining” of the show “for the modern era” during the 2019 Annecy International Animated Film Festival Wednesday morning.

This announcement comes as McGruder reportedly reworks The Boondocks comic. Charlamagne the God shared new politically charged strips via Instagram — see below: 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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