The Boondocks is an adult animated series based on the comic strips of the same name. The creator of the series is Aaron McGruder. The Boondocks aired its first season on 6th November 2005 on Cartoon Network. It was a special series for the network’s late-night programming block Adult swim. The series received a cancellation after the airing of season 4 on 23rd June 2014. The four seasons consist of a total of 55 episodes.
According to sources, the cancellation was due to poor viewership, which was a result of the absence of McGruder. But in 2019, Sony Pictures animation announced that a reboot version of the series. And for the revived version included McGruder’s involvement. The Boondocks reboot will premiere on HBO Max, for two seasons. Furthermore, the two seasons will consist of 12 episodes each, making it a total of 24 episodes.
The Boondocks Season 5: Release Date
Technically the series is a rebooted version of the 2005 Adult animated series. Sony Pictures Animation picked the set up for two seasons. Initially, the series was to premiere in February 2020. But the recent pandemic has every series premiere delayed. According to sources, the Boondocks is to release in the fall of 2020. There is no particular set a date for the release, but we’ll get to know soon. Until then, we can binge-watch the four seasons of the Boondocks back to back. And patiently wait for the season premiere.
The Boondocks Season 5: Cast
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 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.
The Boondocks Season 5: Plot
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.
The Boondocks Season 5: Storyline
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.