Aaron McGruder leaving ‘The Boondocks’ to devote energy to ‘Black Jesus’

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Aaron McGruder, the mastermind behind The Boondocks, is exiting the series prior to its fourth season debut.

The cartoonist says he wants to focus his energy on his latest project — the politically incorrect satire Black Jesus.

“As the world now knows, The Boondocks will be returning for a fourth season, but I will not be returning with it,” he wrote on the Facebook page of his new show.

The new season of The Boondocks will air on Adult Swim starting on April 21st.

“I created The Boondocks two decades ago in college, did the daily comic for six years, and was show-runner on the animated series for the first three seasons,” said McGruder.

He added: “The Boondocks pretty much represents my life’s work to this point. Huey, Riley, and Granddad are not just property to me. They are my fictional blood relatives. Nothing is more painful than to leave them behind.”

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