Adult Swim series, “The Boondocks,” is finally set to return on the Cartoon Network for its second season Monday night (October 8) despite months of delays.
There wasn’t any disputes of content or contract, it just took longer than they expected to get the episodes finished, said the toon’s creator. “It just took us longer to finish the show than we thought,” creator Aaron McGruder told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s animation. We wanted to get it right. It’s a very complicated thing to do. It goes to three countries and really it’s one of those things that if it’s bad, it’s really bad. We took the time and got it right.”
The cartoon was on a nearly 20-month hiatus since its first season ended. Since the first season wrapped, the “Boondock” staff said they learned a lot the first time around, so season two will show the results of their experience in creating the show.
“When we finished the last script of the first season, none of us had seen the first episode. It hadn’t come back from overseas, so we’d written the entire first season blind,” he told the paper. “Just knowing what the show is played a huge role in how we shaped season two. We got much better control over the animation and that allows you to tell stories in a proper way. When the animation is controlling you, you’re limited to what you can do.”
As a result of the hectic fast-paced schedule the show took to create, the daily comic strip disappeared because he didn’t wanna settle for two bad products, so he focused on only one.
“I didn’t want to do both badly,” he said. “In the first season, I tried to do both and it took a huge toll on me. I constantly play with the idea of coming back, not to newspapers, but online or wireless of something. It could happen.”
Season two of the “The Boondocks” airs Monday night (October 8) at 11:30 p.m. EST.