The Wrap reports that "a complete re-imagining" of the series "for the modern era" is in development, with original series creator Aaron McGruder at the helm. Sony Animation made the announcement today at the the 2019 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
The reboot is said to "[chronicle] the adventures of the Freeman family against the evil local government tyrant Uncle Ruckus, who rules the fictional Woodcrest County, Maryland with an iron fist."
News of the reboot confirms claims of The Boondocks' return made earlier this year by comedian John Witherspoon, who voices Granddad in the series.
During a March appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Witherspoon revealed, "I'm on the cartoon. What is it? The Boondocks? I didn't change my voice for The Boondocks. And they coming back. The Boondocks is coming back. It's one of the best cartoons I've ever been on."
Based on McGruder's comic strip of the same name, The Boondocks animated series premiered in November 2005 on Adult Swim. McGruder, who also revived the comic in February of this year, was not involved in the show's fourth and final season.
A few panels of the revived comic were shared by Charlamagne tha God in February, complete with a message from McGruder. He wrote, "Did these for fun (and to see if I still could). More to come… exactly how much more is tough to say."
#BoondocksBack The following message is from Aaron Mcgruder. "Did these for fun (and to see if I still could). More to come… exactly how much more is tough to say. These strips were only possible due to the enormous talent of my good friend Seung Kim, who did the animation for the old show - and he's a busy guy. Thanks to him and thanks to Charlamagne for putting these out for me while I get my instagram act together." AM