‘Boondocks’ Reboot Heads to HBO Max With 2-Season Order

Original series aired on Adult Swim for four seasons

Last Updated: September 18, 2019 @ 9:45 AM

Aaron McGruder’s “The Boondocks” reboot is coming to HBO Max with a two-season order. The new series will debut in Fall 2020 with a 50-minute special, followed by 24 more episodes.

McGruder will return as showrunner. Additionally, all 55 episodes of the original series that aired on Adult Swim will be available on WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service when it launches next spring.

“The Boondocks” reboot, which is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television, updates the cult, subversive satire for the modern era. It chronicles the adventures of the Freeman family against the evil local government tyrant Uncle Ruckus, who rules the fictional Woodcrest County, Maryland with an iron fist.

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

Sony announced that it was rebooting the series at the Annecy Festival in June.

“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, HBO Max and President, 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.”

Norm Aladjem from Mainstay Entertainment will serve as executive producer, along with Seung Kim and Meghann Collins Robertson.

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