‘The Boondocks’ Reboot Already Sounds Radical

first_img If you go back and read the original Boondocks comic strips, it’s absolutely insane those were allowed to run in mainstream newspapers at the time. But we’re thankful they did because in a world of George W. Bush idiocy and a burgeoning forever war in the Middle East, we needed some left-wing Black militant kids right next to Garfield.While it may have lost some of its topicality in the transition, The Boondocks cartoon more than made for it with scathing social commentary, gorgeous anime-style fight scenes, and some of the most hilarious comedy this side of The Chappelle Show. It was the crown jewel of Adult Swim’s unexpected Black comedy renaissance, even if the fourth season (made without creator Aaron McGruder) was pretty bad. And now The Boondocks is coming back in a radical new reboot.The Boondocks reboot is one of many new projects cooking up at Sony Pictures Animation after the critical and commercial success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. How crazy would it be see the show in that style. As for the plot, according to Variety the new show “chronicles the battles of the Freeman family against the evil local government tyrant Uncle Ruckus, who rules fictional Woodcrest County, Maryland, with an iron fist.”Check out this first look at the redesigned Huey. After The Boondocks ended, McGruder started new projects like a failed Kickstarter for a live-action Boondocks spin-off movie for Uncle Ruckus, new live-action show Black Jesus on Adult Swim, and a concept called Black America for Amazon about an alternate history with Black-controlled southern states. But the good news is he’s also returning to helm this reboot.As for the iconic voice actors, Grandad himself John Witherspoon is the one who first teased this reboot on Joe Rogan’s podcast. And we hope that even though she now has the Academy Award she always deserved for If Beale Street Could Talk, it would be a crime if Regina King didn’t reprise her dual roles as brothers Huey and Riley Freeman.We don’t know when the new Boondocks will air or what network it’ll hit, but when it does we definitely won’t refuse that stone. Considering today’s political climate, we need Black radicalism now more than ever. For more, check out these forgotten Blaxploitation classics that deserve your time. Stay on targetcenter_img Watch These Movies Before ‘Don’t Let Go’‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting… last_img read more