Warner has ordered two seasons of a reimagining of the popular adult cartoon, The Boondocks. The series, which stars the level-headed Huey, wanna-be-gangster Reily, and quick-to-anger Robert “Granddad” Freeman, is going to premiere on HBO Max.
Not too much was given away about the plot, but according to the press release, the revival may be a bit of a doozy.
“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.”
The Boondocks is well-known for tying politics into the episodes’ adventures, usually either in a well-done heavy-handed or blunt manner or a subtle but clear one. As such, in the political climate the US is in now, The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder, who will be returning as the show’s executive producer, is amazed at how different the world has changed since his comic hit the newspaper and since the TV series finished.
“There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of The Boondocks and do it over again for today. 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.”
Its original 55 episodes will also find a home on the same platform. It’s unclear whether the same animation style will be used or if they will change it up. They have given people a sneak peek at the style, but that only gives fans so much to the finalized product.