Sony Pictures Animation announced The Boondocks will be returning to airwaves.
A satire on African American culture, the animated series follows a black family, the Freeman’s — 10-year-old militant-in-the-making Huey, his thugged out 8-year-old brother Riley, and their grandfather, Granddad — through their adventures in the suburbs of Chicago. The Boondocks premiered on Adult Swim in 2005 and ran on the cable station for 4 seasons.
According to Sony, the new episodes won’t be a continuation of the series, but a reboot, “a complete re-imagining for the modern era”. Not sure what that means. Cast is not confirmed, but let’s hope Regina King (Huey and Riley Freeman) and John Witherspoon (Granddad) will add their talents to the reboot.
The Boondocks, created by Aaron McGruder, first appeared on the website Hitlist.com in 1996 followed by a monthly run in the hip hop magazine, The Source. In 1999 the comic strip was picked up by Universal Press Syndicate and started appearing in newspapers nationwide. McGruder sold the TV and film rights to Sony and in 2005 the first episode of The Boondocks aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.