Boondocks Gets Black Jesus Episode Approved, But McGruder Not Apart of New Season

Boondocks Gets Black Jesus Episode Approved, But McGruder Not Apart of New Season

On March 14, 2014, we reported to you that Aaron McGruder, the Boondocks creator is set to air later this year, yet another series from McGruder: Black Jesus. It has been given the green light by Adult Swim. The Hollywood Reporter says, Adult Swim will air the half-hour live action Black Jesus comedy, which will be set in the streets of Compton, Calif. Black Jesus will be portrayed as a present day image on a mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers…

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UPDATE on March 26, 2014:

“The Boondocks,” animated series based on Aaron McGruder’s comic strip is returning April 21 for a fourth and final season on Adult Swim.

However, McGruder, who created the series will not be a part of it.

A press release from Sony Pictures Television, which produces the series, noted that the new season “was produced without the involvement of Aaron McGruder, when a mutually agreeable production schedule could not be determined.”

Wow! We never knew that. When we reported the news that McGruder was approved for a new series and his “Black Jesus’ episode was green-lighted, we assumed like so many others that he was apart of the deal.

Since launching the comic strip in 1999, McGruder has been extremely protective of the property and the Boondocks characters. Returning to the new season as the voices of Huey and Riley is Regina King, and John Witherspoon is  returning as the voice of Robert “Granddad” Freeman.

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