And if it didn’t, it certainly wouldn’t be an Aaron McGruder series, would it?
Adult Swim has announced their new half-hour live-action scripted comedy “Black Jesus” from writer/producer, Aaron McGruder (“The Boondocks”), will premiere on Thursday, August 7th at 11pm (ET/PT).
The series finds Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood, with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.
The series stars newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson as “Black Jesus.”
Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb, John Witherspoon, Kali Hawk, Andra Fuller, Antwon Tanner, Andrew Bachelor, Angela Gibbs, and Valenzia Algarin round out the starring cast.
McGruder is executive producer through his 5 Mutts Productions, along with director Mike Clattenburg, LEG’s Norman Aladjem, John Bravakis and Stu Schreiberg, with Robert Wise and Meghann Collin.
Watch the new series’ first trailer below for a glimpse at what to expect: