Aaron McGruder

Aaron McGruder in 2007 (AP Photos/Bebeto Matthews)

“Boondocks” creator Aaron McGruder may not be involved with the fourth season of the animated series, but no matter. He’s keeping it moving. Fans and critics, alike, were already bracing for the debut in August of his first live-action series, “Black Jesus.” Now there’s news that he has signed a “first-look development deal” with Adult Swim. Reports Deadline:

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Their first project under the pact will be a live-action/ adventure pilot “Hooligan Squad” [working title] about an American insurgency in Japanese-occupied San Francisco, set in the near future. McGruder will exec produce, along with Levity Entertainment Group’s Norman Aladjem, and R&G Productions’ Steven Tzirlin also executive producing.

Said McGruder of the deal, “It’s a rare thing to have a network home. Even more rare is a home that wants to see you grow and expand as a creator. Adult Swim is headed to new horizons and I’m happy to be along for the ride.”

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