Confirmed: HBO Max Passes on ‘The Boondocks’ Reboot

Despite giving it a go three years ago, HBO Max has decided to pass on the reboot of the animated adult comedy The Boondocks. Back in 2019, HBO Max had given a two-season 24-episode order to the popular satirical animated series created by Aaron McGruder and Sony Pictures Animation. The series was set to launch in fall 2020 with a 50-minute special.

In Spring 2019, The Boondocks was ready for shopping around, and HBO Max looked like the top contender because of WarnerMedia’s history with the franchise. The original Boondocks animated series aired from 2005 to 2014 on Adult Swim. It earned McGruder a Peabody Award.

McGruder was set to return as showrunner and serve as executive producer along with Norm Aladjem, Seung Kim, and Meghann Collins Robertson. Sony Pictures Animation would have produced the series in conjunction with Sony Pictures Television.

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This new reboot would have followed the adventures of Robert Freeman and his two grandsons Huey and Riley. The family just moved to suburban Maryland, a calm environment but it is taken over by the tyrannical Uncle Ruckus and his bizarre neo-fascist regime. Life under Ruckus becomes hell.

Earlier this week, Cedric Yarbrough who voiced Tom Dubois in the original series talked about in the Geekset Podcast, hinting at the fact that the show might not be coming to HBO Max after all.

Sony is currently thinking of other avenues for the project, sources told Deadline.