Reimagined ‘The Boondocks’ Coming to HBO Max

HBO Max has simply introduced a two-season pickup for a reimagined The Boondocks animated collection. Aaron McGruder, creator of the unique collection that launched on Grownup Swim in 2005, is again as collection showrunner and govt producer. The brand new collection order of 24 episodes will launch in Fall 2020 with a 50-minute particular. All 55 episodes of the unique The Boondocks collection library may even be accessible on the platform at collection launch.

Sony Photos Animation teased the brand new collection of their Annecy Competition programming reveal this previous June.  They’ll produce the present in partnership with Sony Photos Tv. Alongside McGruder, Norm Aladjem will govt produce for Mainstay Leisure, in addition to Seung Kim and Meghann Collins Robertson.

Like its predecessor, the brand new collection relies on McGruder’s extensively syndicated caricature, “The Boondocks,” which each depicted and presaged the nation’s most roiling cultural points, incomes McGruder a Peabody Award, and the devotion of followers who see him as each the voice, and the Nostradamus of his era.

“The Boondocks was a revolutionary collection that sparked conversations on sizzling button points and introduced darkish topics into the sunshine with episodes like ‘The Trial of Robert Kelly’, ‘The Fundraiser’ and ‘The Story of Gangstalicious’,” stated Kevin Reilly, chief content material officer, HBO Max and president, TBS, TNT and truTV. “Aaron is a gifted visionary whose distinctive model of storytelling is a welcome voice and we’re elated The Freemans are making their thugnificent comeback on HBO Max.”

The brand new Boondocks follows the adventures of self-proclaimed “Civil Rights Legend” Robert “Granddad” Freeman, and his two rambunctious grandsons Huey and Riley. The household has just lately moved to an idyllic group in suburban Maryland solely to see it taken over by the tyrannical Uncle Ruckus and his weird neo-fascist regime. Life underneath Ruckus seems to be an on a regular basis wrestle to outlive.

Based on McGruder, “There’s a novel alternative to revisit the world of The Boondocks and do it over once more for as we speak. It’s loopy how completely different the instances we stay in are actually – each politically and culturally – greater than a decade previous the unique collection and twenty years previous the unique newspaper comedian. There’s lots to say and it needs to be enjoyable.”

HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s new direct-to-consumer streaming platform, debuts in spring 2020, and can deliver collectively HBO, a strong slate of recent authentic collection, key third-party licensed  packages and flicks, and fan favorites from Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Basic Motion pictures, Cartoon Community, Grownup Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Tooth, Looney Tunes and others.

Supply: HBO Max

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