‘Boondocks’ Boss Aaron McGruder Eyes Alternate Reality Amazon Drama
Amazon’s existing alternate-reality drama The Man in the High Castle has felt a shade too real in recent months, so hopefully The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder can come up with something a bit less terrifying. The revered writer and cartoonist is partnering with Amazon for a new alternate-reality drama project, with a mysterious premise at that.
Per Deadline, McGruder will team with Straight Outta Compton producer Will Packer for the new drama project, the exact premise of which is being kept under lock and key for the moment. What we do know, however, is that the series is “said to revolve around an alternate universe in the vein of The Man in the High Castle.”
Of course, we’d be remiss not to point out that McGruder won a Peabody Award for the Boondocks episode envisioning a world in which Martin Luther King Jr. awakened from a coma to life during the Bush administration. More recently, McGruder co-created Adult Swim’s Black Jesus, which imagines an African-American Jesus Christ living in modern Compton, California.
Time will tell what develops from the untitled series, but what topics is McGruder likely to envision in an alternate history?