The Boondocks is an adult animated sitcom created by Aaron McGruder for Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim.
The series premiered in November 2005 and focuses on a dysfunctional black family, the Freemans, settling into the fictional and predominantly white suburb of Woodcrest.
With four seasons and 55 episodes, The Boondocks ended its run in June 2014 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animated series of all time.
So whether you're feeling nostalgic and want to watch The Boondocks again or you want to stream it for the first time, here is where you can find it…
Where to Stream The Boondocks?
Streaming The Boondocks can be confusing, as the show's availability is very limited around the world.
In fact, it's really only available in about three or four countries, and even then, you have to buy it. Sorry!
United States: All four seasons of The Boondocks are available to stream on HBO Max.
United Kingdom: The Boondocks is not available to stream for free, rent or purchase in the UK.
Australia: If you want to watch The Boondocks in Australia, you must BUY it on Apple TV.
Canada: In Canada, you can watch The Boondocks if you buy it on Apple TV, which has all four seasons, or on Google Play which has the first season only.
South America: The Boondocks is not available to stream for free, rent or purchase in any country in South America, including Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.
Europe: Like South America, The Boondocks is not included with any streaming platform subscription in any European country.
What Is The Boondocks About?
Based on the original comic strip Boondocks, two brothers, Huey and Riley Freeman, move away to live with their grandfather in the suburbs.
With Huey being socially and politically motivated and Riley more into rap music and culture, the show is a satirical and very funny socio-political commentary on being black in a mainly white middle-class neighborhood.
Who Created The Boondocks?
The Boondocks was created by Aaron McGruder and began as a comic strip on Hitlist.com before finding its way into The Source magazine.
McGruder and Reginald Hudlin then created a Boondocks pilot for the Fox network but couldn't make it work for network television.
Then Mike Lazzo, president of Adult Swim, came across the pilot and ordered a 15-episode season, asking McGruder to “just tell stories”.
The comic strip and the tv show were only ever loosely connected until, during the final year of the strip, McGruder made a point to try to synchronize them.
In 2014, it was announced that McGruder would not be involved in the show's fourth season, which was also it's last.
Voice And Characters In The Boondocks
Regina King as Huey Freeman, a 10-year-old boy, and the family's moral compass and voice of reason. He is an intelligent, avid reader who is knowledgeable about a variety of subjects. He is heavily influenced by the theories of various left-wing social movements and social justice leaders.
Regina King (Girls Trip) as Riley Freeman, Huey's mischievous, rebellious 8-year-old brother, an enthusiastic follower of Urban Gangster Rap/Hip Hop.
John Witherspoon as Granddad Freeman and legal guardian of Huey and Riley. While he loves his two grandsons, he sometimes explodes in tirades of angry frustration over their misadventures.
Cedric Yarbrough as Thomas DuBois, an attorney who lives across the street from the Freemans.
Jill Talley as Sarah DuBois, Tom's wife
Gabby Soleil as Jazmine DuBois, Tom and Sarah's daughter. She can be extremely paranoid and a bit naive, making her an object of ridicule for Riley.
Gary Anthony Williams as Uncle Ruckus, the main antagonist of the series.
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