Tonight’s the night folks! Adult Swim will premiere the network’s new half-hour live-action scripted comedy “Black Jesus,” from writer/producer, Aaron McGruder (“The Boondocks”), tonight, 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.
Newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson stars 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, and tune in tonight for the series’ premiere at 11pm. I just might be live-tweeting it: