Adult Swim just gave the greenlight for Black Jesus, a live-action show created by Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder. Jesus is apparently alive and well, kicking it in Compton, California. Him and his homies are spreading love and killing cats with kindness. The comedy stars the soon to be known actor Gerald “Slink” Johnson. According to Hollywood Reporter, the cast includes “Charlie Murphy (Are We There Yet?), Corey Holcomb(The Cleveland Show), Kali Hawk (Couples Retreat), Valenzia Algarin, up-and-coming comedian Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor, Andra Fuller (L.A. Complex) and The Boondocks‘ John Witherspoon (Grandpa).”
Through his 5 Mutts Production company, McGruder will serve as the executive producer, along with writer-director Mike Clattenberg (“Trailer Park Boys”) and LEG’s Norman Aladjem and John Bravakis. No specific date on when the show will premier, but it will be towards the end of this year. Okayplayer reported that McGruder and company are already shooting and developing the series.
The concept of the show sounds like its winking at the age old argument that black people make about Jesus’ skin color. Still, everything you see (images, movies) indicates other wise. The book of Revelation 1:13-15 says, “his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace.” Know any white people with brown feet?
Boondocks, season four, debuts next month, April 21st. Gyeah.
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