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Two New Seasons of The Boondocks Are Coming to HBO Max, So Get Ready to Argue With Your Uncles

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Satire: (1) a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn. (2) trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly.” Here’s a handy definition of satire for when that uncle declares “Ruckus is right!” Now that that’s out of the way, the stone that the builder refused has made a comeback. The Boondocks is returning for two seasons on HBO Max and a 50-minute special. Plus, all of Grandad, Huey, and Riley’s original adventures will be available on the new streaming service. Creator Aaron McGruder’s series will launch in the fall of 2020, following the chaotic little family as they move to a suburban town in Maryland overrun by racist Uncle Ruckus’s “bizarre neo-fascist regime.” It’s already too real. “There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of The Boondocks and do it over again for today,” McGruder said in a statement. “It’s crazy how different the times we live in are now — both politically and culturally — more than a decade past the original series and two decades past the original newspaper comic. There’s a lot to say and it should be fun.”

Two New Seasons of The Boondocks Are Coming to HBO Max