And folks, we have a gem.
According to Variety, Sony Animation is doubling down on its animated offerings and one of the projects in the pipeline is a reboot of the critically-acclaimed (with the exception of season four, which never happened as far as I’m concerned) series, The Boondocks.
Officially announced by Sony at France’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival, this new Boondocks project will be a “re-imagining” that will essentially bring the show’s trademark subversive, scathing satire to the “modern era” by pitting the Freeman family against “the evil local government tyrant Uncle Ruckus, who rules the fictional Woodcrest County, Maryland with an iron fist.” Sounds ridiculous yet hilarious.
So in short, The Boondocks will be the latest thing to make fun of the Trump era, which basically makes up most of the comedic and late night landscape in America right now. However, what gives us hope that the re-imagining will be something special is the return of the show and original comic strip’s creator, Aaron McGruder to oversee the project’s creative direction.
The reason why season four (ugh) of The Boondocks sucked was because McGruder had left the show so having him back onboard is already a huge win.
Details about when the show will be back or if Regina King will return to voice Huey and Riley are still under wraps since everything is still in its early stages but John Witherspoon has confirmed he will be back to voice as Grandad Freeman so all the right pieces seem to be falling into place.
At a time when satirising Trump has become as common as sucking in oxygen, having The Boondocks and Aaron McGruder throwing their hats in the ring will be a breath of fresh air.