The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Has No Hand In The Show's 4th Season

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The Boondocks' long-awaited 4th season may leave some fans feeling conflicted ahead of its impending debut with the news that creator and executive producer Aaron McGruder had no involvement in the production. Adult Swim reportedly confirmed McGruder's absence from the upcoming season in a recent press release, which stated:

"this season was produced without the involvement of Aaron McGruder, when a mutually agreeable production schedule could not be determined.​"

The news confirms the fears of some fans, who suspected that McGruder might not have been involved after he announced on Facebook via the Black Jesus page that The Boondocks' account had been hijacked:

"Just found out someone has hijacked THE BOONDOCKS Facebook page. This was done without my permission and I have absolutely no control over the content being posted as of Friday, March 14."

Though McGruder has issued no official statement on the matter, he has reportedly confirmed that he has not had any involvement in the upcoming season. There has been no word from Adult Swim or Aaron McGruder regarding what prompted his lack of involvement. The Boondocks is set to begin airing all new episodes on April 21st. The new season follows a four-year hiatus that had many fans fretting over whether the show would actually return. Now that the show is set to air without its fearless leader at helm, it will be interesting to see what fans think.

Spotted at TR.