Fans of Adult Swim’s “The Boondocks” were super hype to find out that the show would be returning for its fourth and final season this spring.

What might not be such great news is the fact that creator Aaron McGruder will not be. 

From LA Times:

A press release from Sony Pictures Television, which produces the series, noted that the new season “was produced without the involvement of Aaron McGruder, when a mutually agreeable production schedule could not be determined.”

Representatives for McGruder could not be reached for comment.

The announcement comes as a surprise: Since launching the strip in 1999, McGruder, who is developing a live-action comedy “Black Jesus” for Adult Swim, has been extremely protective of the property and the Boondocks characters.

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The Award-winning series has been widely criticized for its use of the n-word. McGruder has depicted several iconic black figures on the show. He angered Tyler Perry when he made fun of the film producer in an episode that protrayed a Perry-like figure as a cross-dresser.

The series last aired in 2010.

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