It may be hard to believe, but it sounds like The Boondocks might finally be coming back for a fifth season. At least, that’s what John Witherspoon, one of the main voice actors from the show, claimed offhandedly on an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. While talking about his character from the show “Grandpa,” Witherspoon let it casually slip that a new season of The Boondocks was in development:
“I’m on the cartoon – what is it? The Boondocks? I didn’t change my voice for The Boondocks. And they coming back: Boondocks is coming back… It’s one of the best cartoons I’ve ever been on.”
For those unaware, The Boondocks is about two black boys, Huey, and Riley, who move in with their single Grandpa in his rich, predominantly white neighborhood after the deaths of their parents. The show uses its characters and setting to explore and satire everything from politics and race to more mundane topics like current pop culture events. And while the show tackled a lot of Bush-era politics, it didn’t shy away from Obama-era policies either, taking shots at both sides of the political spectrum. If it returned, it’d definitely be interesting to see how the show sees the current political and social climate.
Now whether or not the news of its return is true, it definitely sounds like Witherspoon has at least been contacted by those who want to move forward with a fifth season, even though it would probably be without the original creator, Aaron McGruder. The cartoon was an adaptation of his comic strip and it ran for three successful seasons, but when season four came around some problems arose behind the scenes, and McGruder left the series. However, since executive producers went ahead and made a fourth season without him, making a fifth one too without his supervision is definitely possible, if not completely probable.
In addition to this, although Witherspoon has made it known that he’s been asked to return as Grandpa for a fifth season of The Boondocks, many fans are still not at ease. The other main voice actor, Regina King (the voice behind Huey and Riley), has yet to say whether or not she’ll be back for this potential continuation of the show. Without her, there’d definitely be a big piece of the show missing because her delivery and energy is what helped shape two of the three main protagonists of the show. The potential showrunners could go ahead without her, but it seems like if the show really wanted to do what’s best, then it would get as much of the original creative team back as possible. It was only with those talented individuals, from voice actors Witherspoon and King to series creator McGruder and executive producer Carl Jones, that the series truly shined.
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Source: Joe Rogan Experience