Aaron McGruder, the creator of the hit series ‘The Boondocks,’ has a new series on the Cartoon Networks, Adult Swim called, ‘Black Jesus.’ Yup…you heard that correctly. Apparently, Jesus lives somewhere in Compton, CA and he walks around the neighborhood drinking wine, spreading the word, growing a garden in an abandoned lot and dodging bullets. So, get ready for the greatest comeback in history….
The cast has some familiar faces and voices from the Boondocks, like Charlie Murphy and John Witherspoon. And Jesus is being played by comedian Gerald ‘Slink” Johnson and he is joined by comedian Cory Holcomb (Wild N’ Out).
Religious groups are going to be furious about this show, but we realize comedy has it creative freedoms. I’m just wondering why 2014 Jesus had to be looking this raggedy, drinking 40’s, living in Compton, smoking weed and cussing folks out? I guess we will find out tonight? If this show is anywhere near as funny as the Boondocks, maybe it will be a success? But, Cue the online petitions!
Black Jesus premieres tonight, Thursday, August 7th at 10pm on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Watch the super trailer below: