After being on radio silence for the last four years, new posts started populating the official Boondocks Facebook page in late February. Last night, The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder surprised fans by announcing that he is returning to the franchise. But not in a way you might think. He is currently developing a Boondocks video game.
Few detailsof the game were revealed but McGruder is aware that it “won’t be for every fan of the show.” The change in medium may be a shock to some of his followers but he promises that the game will still be “a bizarre political satire that is largely about race andinappropriate for children.”
McGruder notes that we have entered a strange new political and cultural climate where “Uncle Ruckus is president.” People have frequently asked if he misses his show and the political humor. Fans are eager for his biting satire in these troubling times. Unfortunately, McGruder hasn’t had a chance to miss The Boondocks because “life has become The Boondocks.”
Since McGruder does not own the rights to the show and he sees restarting the comic strip as a step backward, he feels he must do something new with the characters for a new audience. The Boondocks property will soon be 20 years old and any new version “will have to find relevance for an entirely new generation.”
The Boondocks cartoon originally aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim from November 6, 2005 to June 23, 2014. The comic strip the show was based off ran from 1996 to 2006, making it’s national debut in 1999.
Click here to take a look at the complete Boondocks announcement from Aaron McGruder.