“The Boondocks” fourth season kicks off Monday and is expected to bring the same political, social and economical commentary wrapped in a layer of hilariously over-the-top characters, comical situations that relate to its target audience and ingenious storylines that are bound to push buttons and make a point.
What the final season won’t be returning with, however, is the show’s creator Aaron McGruder.
McGruder confirmed that while the show will be returning for another season, he won’t be a part of the team this time around.
He never went into many details, but he claimed it’s about time for him to put “a life of controversy and troublemaking behind me.”
But don’t worry, McGruder fans. He’s preparing to enter a new life of controversy and troublemaking with his new show “Black Jesus,” which will also air on Adult Swim. The show will place Jesus in modern-day Compton, Calif., and is scheduled to air later this year.
For now, however, the critically acclaimed and award-winning animation spawned in 2005 from his comic strip of the same title has already garnered tons of attention and fan anticipation.
“The Boondocks” has been nominated for a variety of awards, including three nominations for an NAACP Image Award, an NAMIC Vision Award in 2008, a Peabody Award in 2007 and a Teen Choice Award in 2006.
Out of those nominations the show had two wins — the Peabody Award and one NAACP Image Award given to McGruder for outstanding writer in a comedy series in 2011.
Episodes like “The Fun-Raiser,” “The Story of Gangstalicious” and “Return of the King” led the series to the top of the animation food chain.
At one point in the episode, he even asked Riley and Huey what happened to the dream he had.
The fourth season will handle the same topics of racism in America, consumerism, the state of hip-hop music and so much more while also bringing a comedic light to African-American culture.
One upcoming episode will feature Granddad, the incredibly irresponsible but legal guardian of Huey and Riley, finding out he’ll be homeless soon if he doesn’t get his hands on some more money quickly.
This problem solves itself, however, when Granddad discovers Huey’s chemistry project has produced a highly flammable hair cream that makes hair grow long and luscious overnight.
Despite Huey’s warnings that a single spark can ignite the cream on people’s heads, Granddad moves forward with selling the dangerous product in an episode that goes on to spoof AMC’s hit drama “Breaking Bad.”