The show begins with a black family, the Freemans, settling into the fictional, friendly and overall white suburb of Woodcrest. The series ended its run on June 23, with a total of 55 episodes over the course of the show's four seasons, the last of which was produced without any involvement from McGruder. On June 12, , it was announced that Sony Pictures Animation would be producing a reboot of the television series set to premiere in with McGruder's involvement; John Witherspoon was also attached to the project to reprise his role as Robert Freeman before his passing on October 29,
By Nellie Andreeva. The new Boondocks will launch in fall with a minute special. All 55 episodes of the original The Boondocks series will also be available on WarnerMedia direct-to-consumer platform at launch. The Boondocks revival was taken out to the marketplace in late spring and was confirmed by Sony Pictures Animation at the Annecy festival in June. The series earned McGruder a Peabody Award. 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. Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.
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In , Adult Swim broke up its usual schedule of absurd cartoons and nihilistic sketch comedy with the thoughtful, provocative, and lushly animated adaptation of The Boondocks. The show revolved around the lives of the Freeman family — young, educated, bitingly funny Huey Freeman; his wannabe hardcore rapper little brother Riley; and their grandfather, Granddad, a cranky war veteran who didn't care for either boy's worldview. The African-American family lived in Woodcrest, an upper crust, primarily white suburban enclave the Boondocks, in other words , a setting through which creator Aaron McGruder could discuss, criticize, and intellectually destroy politics, race relations, public figures, and popular culture, particularly African-American pop culture. The brutally funny and caustic series spoke truth to power and pointed out society's most toxic ills, and it was all carried over from the popular newspaper comic strip created by McGruder.