‘The Boondocks’ to Return in 2020

By N. Jamiyla Chisholm Sep 19, 2019

After months of speculation on the future of “The Boondocks,” Deadline confirmed Wednesday (September 18) that the Aaron McGruder-created comic has been picked up by HBO Max for a two-season reboot. HBO Max, a new WarnerMedia streaming service, has not announced a premiere date, but the service will debut in 2020, TV Guide reported.

Once HBO Max launches, fans of the satire will be treated to a 24-episode run that will reportedly launch with a 50-minute special. All episodes from “The Boondocks” original series will also be available on the new platform, according to Deadline.

“There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of ‘The Boondocks’ and do it over again for today,” McGruder, the show’s showrunner and co-executive producer, told Deadline. “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.”