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‘The Boondocks’ Reboot Is In The Works With Original Creator Aaron McGruder On Board

The Freemans are coming back! Sony Pictures Animation announced that they are bringing back the early-2000s classic, The Boondocks. The animated series was written and drawn by Aaron McGruder, premiered on Adult Swim back in 2005 and aired its final episode in 2014 after four seasons.

Here is what we know about The Boondocks reboot so far:

– It will be “a complete re-imagining for the modern era”. Per Sony Picture's statement, “[The reboot] chronicles the adventures of the Freeman family against the evil local government tyrant Uncle Ruckus, who rules fictional Woodcrest County, Maryland with an iron fist.” 

– The show’s original creator Aaron McGruder is on board

– The reboot will premiere in 2020

– It is unknown if the entire original voice cast will reprise their roles. It's unclear if Regina King, who voiced Huey and Riley Freeman, will return considering her recent Oscars win and multi-year first look deal with Netflix

– John Witherspoon hinted that he would reprise the role of Grandad in a recent interview with Joe Rogan

 

Back in February, radio host Charlamagne Tha God gave us a glimpse of what the re-imagined series would look like (with McGruder's blessing) via his Instagram page. Check out the cartoon strips he shared below.

 

 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Merry Black History Month!!! #BoondocksBack

A post shared by LENARD (@cthagod) on Feb 5, 2019 at 8:22am PST

 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Robert Mueller vs. Uncle Ruckus #BoondocksBack

A post shared by LENARD (@cthagod) on Feb 5, 2019 at 8:24am PST

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Granddad on the #MuteRKellywave #BoondocksBack

A post shared by LENARD (@cthagod) on Feb 5, 2019 at 8:47am PST

 

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‘Bruised’: Watch Trailer For Halle Berry’s Directorial Debut

Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry directs and stars in a new Netflix mixed martial arts drama, Bruised.

The story follows Jackie Justice (Berry), a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after her last fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi (Adan Canto) and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter (Shamier Anderson) who promises Jackie a life back in the octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.) — the son she gave up as an infant — shows up at her doorstep.

Bruised also stars Adriane Lenox, Sheila Atim, Valentina Shevchenko, and Stephen McKinley Henderson.

The film is slated to release in theaters on Nov. 17 before dropping on Netflix on Nov. 24. Watch the trailer above.

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Angela Bassett’s Wax Figure Unveiled

Seeing double?

The world-renowned wax museum Madame Tussauds unveiled Angela Bassett‘s new wax figure and we are at a total loss of words! Seriously, how can you tell them apart?!?

The Black Panther star took to Instagram to share the big reveal of her flawless replica. “Oh, lord! I’m a twin,” Bassett said in a video as she admired the stunning model. “Oh, my God, it’s so lifelike. It’s like it’s gonna jump alive and give me a hug.”

This is arguably one of the best work the museum has done. See the photos below and let us know if you agree.

Angela Bassett's wax figure
Angela Bassett's wax figure

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Robin Givens Joins ‘Head of The Class’ reboot as grown-up Darlene Merriman

Robin Givens is reprising her role as Darlene Merriman in HBO Max’s Head of the Class reboot 35 years after the original sitcom aired.

The new Head of the Class is inspired by ABC’s 1980s sitcom of the same title. It will revolve around a group of overachieving high school students who meet their greatest challenge — a teacher, who wants them to focus less on grades and more on experiencing life. Givens’ character, whose last name has changed to Hayward, was a member of the original Individualized Honors Program (IHP) and is now a parent to one of the kids and a lawyer with a degree from Stanford.

Head of the Class CR: HBO Max

In an interview with EW, Givens shared her excitement about reprising her role on the show, “I can’t begin to put it into words,” she said. “It was so much more emotional for me than I could possibly say. It was like a flood of emotions that stuck with me. I grew up on Stage 5. I was younger than my youngest son. Just even talking about it, thinking about it now, it’s just really emotional for me. I didn’t realize that was going to happen. It’s hard to really process. I certainly didn’t think about coming back and being a parent [on the show].”

All ten episodes of the family comedy debut November 4 on HBO Max.

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