Adult Swim Greenlights New Live-Action Series From Aaron McGruder Titled ‘Black Jesus’

Source: Tambay A. Obenson / IndieWire

Adult Swim has announced that the network has greenlit a new half-hour live-action scripted comedy from Aaron McGruder titled Black Jesus.

The series will find 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, says the press release.

Newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson (Grand Theft Auto V) stars as Black Jesus, and will be joined by Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb, and John Witherspoon.

Production has begun on the new series in Los Angeles, CA, which will premiere later this year.

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  • Brian F.

    I can’t wait…it should be interesting to see how well his message is received lol