Black Jesus Is Coming!! Boondocks Creator Aaron McGruder Brings Jesus To Compton
Adult Swim has officially announced that a new half-hour live-action scripted comedy from Aaron McGruder titled Black Jesus has been greenlit by the network.
According to current plans for the show, we find Jesus, newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson (Grand Theft Auto V) as Black Jesus, living in present day Compton, CA. His daily mission? To spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood, with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers, comprised of Charlie Murphy,Corey Holcomb, and John Witherspoon.
Production has begun on the new series in Los Angeles, CA, which will premiere later this year.
McGruder, the series’ creator, will serve as executive producer through his 5 Mutts Productions along with writer/director Mike Clattenberg, as well as Norman Aladjem and John Bravakis of LEG.
This news comes after January’s announcement that McGruder’s The Boondocks will return to the network on April 21, 2014.