Upstart streaming service HBO Max has ordered two new seasons of the Aaron McGruder-produced animated series The Boondocks.
The series, which ran for four seasons on Adult Swim from 2005 to 2014, will return on HBO Max in Fall 2020 with 24 episodes and a 50-minute special, according to the service. All 55 episodes of the original Boondocks series will also be available on the service, which will launch in 2020.
Based on the comic strip created by McGruder, The Boondocks follow the adventures of self-proclaimed “Civil Rights Legend” Robert “Granddad” Freeman, and his two grandsons Huey and Riley. According to the network, the three move to suburban Maryland only to see it taken over by the “tyrannical Uncle Ruckus and his bizarre neo-fascist regime.”
McGruder will return to produce the series after leaving the original show in its fourth season.
“The Boondocks was a revolutionary series that sparked conversations on hot button issues and brought dark subjects into the light with episodes like ‘The Trial of Robert Kelly’, ‘The Fundraiser’ and ‘The Story of Gangstalicious’,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president, TBS, TNT and truTV in a statement. “Aaron is a gifted visionary whose unique style of storytelling is a welcome voice and we are elated The Freemans are making their thugnificent comeback on HBO Max.”