Seasons 1-4 of The Boondocks aired between 2005 and 2014 with a new rebooted series on the way at the end of 2020. The series comes from Aaron McGruder and is based on the comic strip. Here we have news on the Boondocks season 5 release date.
You may have seen a viral Tweet this week that exclaims The Boondocks is coming to Netflix on September 18th, 2020 but based on our research, that’s not set to be the case. Here’s everything we know about the streaming license for The Boondocks 2005 series and the new 2020 series in development.
The first three seasons received immense praise from both the critics and the audience. It never held back from using the then disposition of the country to create an effective story out of it. Several celebrities have been at the focus of it, from R. Kelly and Tyler Perry to even the Obama administration. For the exceptional work, it received a Peabody Award in 2006, among other accolades.
YALL BOONDOCKS WILL BE ON NETFLIX STARTING 9/18!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— KaЯti 🤍 BLM (@dreyadenise_) September 9, 2020
Before we begin, it’s important to note that although Warner Brothers are attached to the show as the broadcaster (AdultSwim, Cartoon Network, and HBO Max) the show is actually distributed by Sony Picture Animation.
Will The Boondocks Season 5 be on Netflix US?
The Boondocks has streamed on Netflix US in the past which many long-term subscribers will remember. The series was removed from Netflix back in 2016 as part of the Cartoon Network and AdultSwim purge. The series is streaming in its entirety on HBO Max right now which is where it’ll stay for the foreseeable. Unfortunately, with the upcoming revival coming to HBO Max and the fact we’ve heard no official word from Netflix, it’s unlikely we’ll see The Boondocks return.
What about Netflix internationally?
We’ve checked numerous coming soon sections for Netflix including some of mainland Europe, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, and didn’t manage to find any evidence The Boondocks is coming to those regions.
Will the Rebooted Boondocks Season 5 series be on Netflix?
This one is easy to debunk. The brand new series The Boondocks is coming out exclusively on HBO Max and therefore will not be coming to Netflix especially in the United States. Internationally a buyer has yet to be found but HBO Max does have international expansion plans so will no doubt want to try and keep it for when it does launch elsewhere.
Once again, though, Sony Pictures Animation is the license holder, and will be down to them where the series streams internationally.
The Boondocks Season 5 Release Date: Renewed or Cancelled?
‘The Boondocks’ Season 4 premiered on Adult Swim on April 21, 2014, and concluded on June 23, 2014. Known for its sharp commentary on political, social, and cultural issues, it enjoys the reputation of being one of the best shows in the genre, which is why its unexpected cancellation didn’t make sense to the fans. In fact, a petition was filed by them for some other network to pick up the series. But no one paid attention, for a long time.
Some time ago, the rumors began to spread about the possible revival, with some people speculating that it had already gone into production. However, it wasn’t until John Witherspoon spilled the beans on The Joe Rogan Podcast show that the news was confirmed. It looks like the time is ripe for the series to make its much-awaited return.
“There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of the Boondocks and do it over again for today. 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,” said McGruder, while announcing the show’s return.
‘The Boondocks’ season 5 is slated to return on HBO Max in February 2020. An order for two seasons, with a total of 24 episodes, was given, along with a 55-minute special. It also marks the return of McGruder, who resumes his chair as the executive producer and the primary showrunner.
This news has excited the fans, especially with McGruder coming back. The current, volatile nature of American society gives way to a lot of promising content, and with the show back in its groove, we expect it to be nothing short of spectacular.
What is the Cast of The Boondocks Season 5
Earlier, there were reports that John Witherspoon was a part of the project, but unfortunately, his untimely demise, has fans questioning. Until now, we have no confirmation regarding the voice cast of the Boondocks Reboot. We are unsure as to who will voice the character of John Witherspoon, now that he is no more.
The Voice cast from previous seasons include:
- Regina King voices Huey Freeman.
- Regina King also voices Riley Freeman.
- John Witherspoon voices Robert Jebediah “Granddad” Freeman.
- Cedric Yarbrough voices Thomas Lancaster DuBois
- Jill Talley voices Sarah DuBois
- Jazmine DuBois, for season 3, is expressed by Gabby Soleil, and for season 4, is represented by Kiarah Pollas.
- Gary Anthony Williams sounds like Uncle Ruckus.
- Edward Asner expresses Edward “Ed” Rothschild Wuncler Sr.
- Sam McMurray voices Edward “Ed” Wuncler Jr.
- Charlie Murphy voices Edwin “Ed” Wuncler III.
- Samuel L. Jackson voices gin Rummy.
What is the Plot of The Boondocks Season 5
According to specific sources from Sony Pictures Animation, the rebooted version will focus on the battles by the freeman family. The actions will be against the tyrant Uncle Ruckus of the local government. Uncle Ruckus is purely evil and rules over a fictional town of Woodcrest County, Maryland. The creator of the show, McGruder, is overwhelmed and excited to begin the production of the Boondocks. The upcoming season will approach the plotline through a modern lens and at par with the changing times.
The revived version is an opportunity for the fans to renew the memories of the world of the Boondocks. The season will focus on the different times of today, both politically and culturally.
What is The storyline of The Boondocks Season 5?
The series revolves around the life of a black family, the Freemans. The story follows as they settle in a fictional suburb of Woodcrest County, Maryland. They fight the rule of Uncle Ruckus as he holds an iron fist on the communist government. The series portrays the clash of perspectives offered by different cultures.
What is the Confirmed Release Date of The Boondocks Season 5?
Boondock’s season 4 was released on 21st April 2014 on Adult Swim. However, the show was ended with a reasonable ending on 23rd June 2014. Boondocks is known for its reflection on sensitive issues like politics, society, and culture. Being the only show in its genre to raise such issues, it had a firm grip on the hearts of the audience.
Its cancellation declaration remains an unexpected shock for its wide fan base. On exploration, it was found that the fans had no idea why the series was discontinued. It had such a huge fan following that some of the fans filed a petition demanding new episodes. However, the petition was ignored and it went unnoticed by the media.
Even after the cancellation of the declaration, there were rumors about the return of the series. Moreover, there were false reports about the production of the new episodes of Season 5. Many believe the rumors were made to increase the TRP and channel views. The rumor spread like Wildfire until John Witherspoon revealed the truth on Rogan’s podcast show.
This was the official confirmation about discontinuing the Boondocks series. McGruder stated that Boondocks brought a Revolution to change the political and cultural world for over a decade. He also describes that the show was fun to create and it was full of sensitive content.
His few words reflect towards the return of the series with the statement: ‘There is a lot to say and it should be fun.’ Then the show was announced about its return on HBO Max within February 2020. It was also announced that the season will hold 24 episodes with special 55 minutes. Statements clearly say that McGruder will return as an executive producer of the series.
McGruder’s return announcement made a lot of agitation among the public. The announcement was like cold water quenching the thirst of the content thirsty public. You can’t expect much about the content but hope it to be fabulous.