You may have to cut your celebration of the belated return of the controversial adventures of Riley, Huey and Grandad a little short. The Root is reporting that Aaron McGruder, creator and executive producer, has had no input in the upcoming fourth season of the Adult Swim series airing on the Cartoon Network. McGruder alleged on Facebook awhile back that the series had been “hijacked”.
Adult Swim issued an official statement:
“This season was produced without the involvement of Aaron McGruder, when a mutually agreeable production schedule could not be determined.”
The Boondocks is set to return on April 21 according to the series official Facebook page.
Both parties aren’t giving details on just what led to McGruder’s departure from the show that originally started out as a comic strip while he was in college at The University of Maryland. It was a cartoon that had bold commentary of African-American culture and American politics. After it became nationally syndicated, editors of some papers decided to pull it out of the cartoon section and run it in the op-ed section.
MGruder has yet to officially comment on the departure,but took to his new project, Black Jesus’s Facebook page to state:
“Just found out someone has hijacked THE BOONDOCKS Facebook page. This was done without my permission and I have absolutely no control over the content being posted as of Friday, March 14.”
Will you be tuning in to the show after knowing the original creator was not behind it?