The Boondocks Coming Back to Adult Swim for New Season.

May 30, 2019


It seems one of the funniest and most entertaining animated series is making its way back to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

The show I speak of is none other than animation mogul Aaron Mcgruder's highly entertaining show The Boondocks. The update comes via star and voice of character Robert Jedidiah freeman or aka Grandad, John Witherspoon.

Witherspoon has noted on the latest episode and sit down with Joe Rogan on his show 'The Joe Rogan Experience' that the show's return is a definite. Witherspoon stated that The Boondocks is currently in production for a new season. Witherspoon, though, had noted revealed if the new season will include input or involvement in season Aaron McGruder or even if the show will have inclusion of producers Brian Ash or Carl Jones. What is certain is many fans have wanted the show to return for quite a while now or ever since the last season ended a few years ago.

The voice actor of the main two characters of the show, alongside Witherspoon's character Robert Freeman, Huey and Riley Freeman Academy Award winning actress Regina King has stated many times that she will be game to returning to voice both characters if and when a new series is made.

In case you don't know, The Boondocks ran for four seasons and ended June of 2014. The last season also featured minimum input from creator Aaron McGruder who we reported had stepped down over creative differences. McGruder had released a lengthy but emotional farewell to the show and stated: "As the world now knows, 'The Boondocks' will be returning for a fourth season, but I will not be returning with it." "I'd like to extend my gratitude to Sony and Adult Swim for three great seasons."

"I created 'The Boondocks' two decades ago in college, did the daily comic for six years and was show runner on the animated series for the first three seasons." " 'The Boondocks' pretty much represents my life's work to this point. Huey, Riley and Granddad are not just property to me. They are my fictional blood relatives. Nothing is more painful than to leave them behind.

"To quote a great white man, 'Hollywood is a business.' And to quote another great white man, 'Don't hold grudges.'

"What has never been lost on me is the enormous responsibility that came with 'The Boondocks' -- particularly the television show and its relatively young audience. It was important to offend, but equally important to offend for the right reasons. For three seasons I personally navigated this show through the minefields of controversy. It was not perfect. And it definitely was not quick. But it was always done with a keen sense of duty, history, culture and love. Anything less would have been unacceptable.

"As for me, I'm finally putting a life of controversy and troublemaking behind me with my upcoming Adult Swim Show, 'Black Jesus.' "

The farewell came as a shock during the time to fans who noted that they did see where Mcgruder's influence wasn't present in the fourth season. Still, if the new season is in production, many fans like myself think Mcgruder's influence or input is essential to the series.

Below is the interview between Joe Rogan and John Witherspoon:

Reporting: Max Oda

TV News: Animated

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