While it has been set that Boondocks Season 4 would be the last of the series, the bosses at Adult Swim are now reconsidering that as the first episode of season 4 is the highest rated episode of the show by far!
Aaron McGruder left series a little early and the big question was would the show would be able to retain the same magic that it once had? With a little help from The Fantastic Four Reboot’s Human Torch, Michael B. Jordan, the show managed to rake in the Boondocks’ highest ratings yet.
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and it proved true when The Boondocks after a four-year hiatus. The show returned with record ratings. It is not uncommon for a premiere event to rake in much higher ratings than normal, so we will have to wait to see tonight’s numbers to find out if how the show is really faring in 2014.
Comic Central City reported that a source close to Adult Swim has said that if the show continues to get high ratings, then a season 5 would happen.
On an earlier episode, the show brought in Michael B. Jordan as Pretty Boy Flizzy. Jordan spoke to The Huffington Post about his role on the show:
“Pretty Boy Flizzy! That was sooo much fun, man. I saw it last night. I did it such a long time ago. I shot it maybe a year and a half ago. And for it to finally come out, it was so, so funny. I was dying … But it was a fun experience.
“You know sometimes when you can’t say the sh*t you really want to say, but through a character like that you could just speak how we would talk to one another, but do it through a cartoon. It was fun. ”
Jordan went on to discuss McGruder’s absence, adding:
“Man, Aaron is actually a buddy of mine. And honestly I forgot. He had to tell me, not that long ago, that he got fired from it. And I was like, ‘What, really?!?’ It kind of caught me off guard, I totally forgot. Because when you think ‘Boondocks’ you think ‘Aaron McGruder,’ period … It was a little bittersweet, because when I actually signed on to it I was like, ‘Yeah, of course. Aaron’s my boy. Of course I will.’ And then it was like, ‘Whoa, wait, wait… really?!’ I still did it, because you kind of have to. You gotta pay homage to ‘Boondocks.’
“But yeah man, it was just a weird situation … For anybody who created and started with something, and for them to somehow get pushed out and not be involved with it anymore. But not knowing the specifics behind it or whatever … So you can’t really make that call. I’m not sitting in those rooms. But to see my boy pushed out might be a little messed up. ”