Mark your calendars, fans of The Boondocks - the show's fourth and final season is kicking off on April 21st at 10:30 p.m. on Adult Swim.
But this time around the misadventures of Huey and Riley and their Granddad have something missing: the involvement of series creator Aaron McGruder, whose comic strip of the same name is the basis for the series, and who wrote or co-wrote every episode to date.
According to a press release, “This season was produced without the involvement of Aaron McGruder, when a mutually agreeable production schedule could not be determined.”
Odd release schedules are no stranger to Adult Swim shows – two to three years between seasons of Venture Bros, for instance – but in The Boondocks case, it’s been about three-and-a-half years. Whether the decision to go ahead without the show’s creator will sit well with fans is anybody’s guess, but we do have some clues as to the upcoming story content, which seems to keep the show’s irreverent spirit. Examples teased include Granddad’s “love affair” with his iPhone’s Siri and his dating a ”long-lost Kardashian.”
The show, which received a Peabody Award in 2007, is produced by Sony Pictures Television.
Check out the teaser trailer below: