New 'Boondocks' Series To Debut On HBO Max With 50-Minute Special
All 55 episodes from the original Boondocks series will also be made available on the streaming service.
The report said that HBO Max has given a two-season, 24-episode order to a re-imagining of the animated series, and that its debut will launch with a 50-minute special. The series is expected to launch in fall 2020. All 55 episodes from the original Boondocks series will also be made available on the streaming service.
The new Boondocks follows the adventures of self-proclaimed “Civil Rights Legend” Robert “Granddad” Freeman, and his two rambunctious grandsons Huey and Riley. The family has recently moved to an idyllic community in suburban Maryland only to see it taken over by the tyrannical Uncle Ruckus and his bizarre neo-fascist regime. Life under Ruckus turns out to be an everyday struggle to survive.
“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.”