The Boondocks’ Aaron McGruder Seals Deal With Adult Swim

The cartoonist has signed on to a first-look development deal with the company, starting with a new project with the working title Hooligan Squad.

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Aaron McGruder holds up his Chairman’s Image Award as he attends the 33rd Annual NAACP Image Awards Feb. 23, 2002, at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City Plaza, Calif. 

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Hooligan Squad.

That’s the working title of the first project that Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder will tackle under his new first-look development deal with Adult Swim, the Los Angeles Times reports. The live action-adventure pilot is set in the near future and deals with an American uprising in San Francisco, which has been occupied by the Japanese.

Of course, this is outside of McGruder’s other live-action project, Black Jesus, which is supposed to make its debut next month on the cable network. McGruder left his connection to Boondocks behind earlier this year and has had nothing to do with the current season, which is also on Adult Swim, but it seems that McGruder still has a home at the network despite all that’s happened.

“It’s a rare thing to have a network home,” McGruder said in a statement, according to the Times. “Even more rare is a home that wants to see you grow and expand as a creator. Adult Swim is headed to new horizons, and I'm happy to be along for the ride.”

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

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