Aaron McGruder Announces The Boondocks Season Three

Adult Swim's much talked-about animated series returns after a two-year hiatus.

After a lengthy two-year break from the small screen, Aaron McGruder's animated series The Boondocks is finally preparing to return to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup for its third season. According to McGruder's sparsely-updated Twitter account, a new season is in order. Other sources confirmed the comic strip-turned-contentious cartoon will air on Sunday, May 2 at 11:30 P.M. E.T.

The series received flack in its earlier episodes for its use of the N-word, the portrayal of women, and the deification of gangster rappers, drug dealers, and pimps. According to a press statement, the series will continue to provide satirical, and often-times controversial commentary on politics, media, social norms, and popular culture.

Actress Regina King will return to voice primary characters Huey and Riley Freeman, while John Witherspoon will also return as the voice of Granddad. In the past seasons, artists Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Xzibit, Busta Rhymes, and Lil Wayne have all lent their voices to the show. While a few rappers have been featured on the show more than once, McGruder has not announced whether any artists will be featured in the upcoming season.

34 Comments

  • thomasmcinnis

    man bra what the fuck is going on they said this shit was cumming out in march what the fuck is going on they playing with my emotion they better bring that shit on

  • blockbully

    THEY PUSHED IT BACK AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!! yo theyy siad it waz cumin out in the ending of march. now in may bullshit.

  • pstyles

    Rucker's rap: Black Folks talkin bout SAAAAAVE ME, but aint nothing wrong with SLAAAVVVVVERY, at least we had good food-back-then, uh-huh, uh-huh, White folks sho could be-yo-friend.

  • MalcolmLittle

    Goddamn, pushed back AGAIN?! I remember the beginning of last year they was talkin Jan. of '10...this shit gonna come out the same day Detox does, watch what I tell ya...

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  • The GA Vato Brown Thug

    WHAT THE FUCK!!!???!!!???...They Said Season 3 Was Gonna Be On March 23 Or Something Like That, Now 3 More Months Fuck!...Can't Wait Though!

  • ML905

    LET US PRAY THE PIMP'S PRAYER... LORD, PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SOUL OF THIS BITCH, AND GUIDE MY PIMP-HAND, AND MAKE IT STRONNNNNNG, LORD, SO THAT SHE MIGHT LEARN A HO'S PLACE! AMEN!

  • Kokokok

    "the deification of gangster rappers, drug dealers, and pimps" WHAT?! Boondocks have never done nothing but ridiculing gangster rappers, drug dealers and pims.. Do hhdx even know what deification means? And this was disappointing, I thought it were premiering 1. april :( Boondocks is the shit! :D

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  • Drucifer1983

    I love this show, got the first 2 seasons on DVD, cant wait for the new ones to hit

  • HUNGRY BLAK

    I predict in 2012 The Boondocks will hit the big screen and be nominated for a rack of oscars and the soundtrack will go 3x platinum WATCH YAWL!!!! Ill ass beats on www.myspace.com/jameshakahungryblak

  • Chuck Nitty

    can't wait, this show is the best!

  • Topsey

    Its been a loooooong wait. I thought the second season was nice but the first season was a lot better. Some of the second series episodes got a little repetitive and boring (The Story of Thugnificent, Ballin', Invasion of the Katrinians, The S-Word, The Story of Gangstalicious Part 2") The only classics for me in the second season were Stinkmeaner Strikes Back (that 9th beat was crazy), Home Alone, The Story of Catcher Freeman AND DIE TRYIN!!!!!!!!! Also it felt like the episodes were not enough about the Freemans. All the episodes were great on the first. But it also had a lot episodes with different topics, chilled out episodes which made you think (Riley Wuz Here, The Itis, A Huey Freeman Christmas, Return of the King, The Block Is Hot, The Passion of Reverend Ruckus). In two years since the last series a lot has happened in the world. If someone just got out of a coma and they asked me what the biggest world headlines were, the first two stories I would tell them would be about black men (and I aint even talking about T Woods) so McGruder has got a lot of ammo to make his best series yet.

  • miguel Guttierres

    Definitely can't wait for the new season. A whole lot has happened between the two years, so I can't wait to see what topics they touch on the show.

  • Stikk Figure

    Im really happy for you, and im gonna let you finish...but The Boondocks is the GREATEST show of ALL time...ALL TIME! i can relate to EACH and EVERY episode (from R.Kelly supporters to laughing at DOWN LOW gangsta rapperz!)

  • Skee420

    Its about time I hope they do more than 15 episodes

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  • kenneth

    Thats great! Its eff'ed up because you got Family Guy, which will make all kinds of racist jokes but everyone lets that rock. As soon as we have something to say about our own cultural its a problem. And on another note if you watch any episode it always trying to bring awareness to the sterotypes of African American culture. Huey (as in Huey P. Newton, leader of the Black Panters????) is playing the role of the intelligent african american who is looking to enlighten his brother, Riley, who is the sterotypical nigga who is funny as hell. Great show..

    • bobby_b_nice

      good point. i hadn't looked at it that way. i cant wait for this show to come back. i also find it funny that many of my non-black and black friends find Family guy hilarious but are hesitant to watch the Boondocks which is a much more enlightening show and funnier show.

    • C-Arson

      I AGREE WITH YOU BUT IT WAS AFRICAN AMERICANS THAT HAD THE PROBLEM WITH THE SHOW.

    • ^^

      exactly! good point on the family guy

  • AngryJoe

    It's about fucking time!

  • Sasori

    Haha i was watching The Return of Gangstalicious last weekend. I can't wait for this!!

  • geico lizard

    This is the best show on tv.

  • Mayor-E-O

    Looking forward to it.

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