The Hollywood trade reports that the two seasons combined will consist of 24 episodes. Creator Aaron McGruder will return as showrunner for the "reimagined" series.
“There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of The Boondocks and do it over again for today,” said McGruder in a statement. “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.”
“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. “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.”
The Boondocks will relaunch in 2020 with a 50-minute special. In addition to the new series, the entirety of the original Boondocks animated series will also stream on HBOMax.