'The Boondocks' Season 5 Latest Updates: Will There Be Another Installment?
The Boondocks season 4 ended in 2014 and there has been no news from the series since then. The series follows the story of two brothers 10-year-old Huey Freeman and 8-year-old Riley Freeman and their granddad Robert "Granddad" Freeman. The show has many viewers, but it was also being criticized by others. And after the season 4 has ended, details about The Boondocks season 5 remain unclear.
The Boondocks is created by Aaron McGruder, which aired on Cartoon Network's late-night block, Adult Swim. The American adult animation-sitcom has a total of 55 episodes over the course of four seasons. But, McGruder wasn't involved in the fourth season, and his zero involvement in the last installment could be an indication the show will not return anytime soon. Reportedly, there's a disagreement between him and his company on how to run the show, leading to production lag of season 4 in 2014 and likely contributed to the ending of the show.
The Boondocks has been frequently criticized as well, particularly how Riley uses offensive language. But then, the show has it all as it deals with different themes of social classes, cultures, lifestyles, racialized identities, viewpoints, and stereotypes. The cast of the series includes Regina King as both Huey and Riley Freeman, John Witherspoon as Robert Jebediah "Grandad" Freeman, Kevin Michael Richardson as Martin Luther King, Jill Talley as Sarah Dubois, Gabby Soleil as Jazmine Dubois, Cedric Yarbrough as Tom Dubois, and Anthony Williams as Uncle Ruckus.
While there's been no news regarding the fifth season, McGruder recently revived The Boondock by releasing a six brand new comic strip to reportedly roast US President Donald Trump, as well as sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly and Michael Jackson. Originally, The Boondock was a comic strip launched in 1996 before becoming a hugely popular Adult Swim series in 2005.
McGruder shared the comic strips on Charlemagne Tha God's Instagram account, with a caption including: "Did these for fun and to see if I still could". In the comic strip meant for R. Kelly and Michael Jackson, Grandad becomes upset after R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" played on his laptop.
The character exclaimed he will not listen to the rapper again, and then puts on Michael Jackson's "Thriller." The comic arrives following the debut of Surviving R. Kelly and Leaving Neverland, recently released documentaries featuring interviews from men and women who claim R. Kelly and Michael Jackson sexually abused them, respectively.