Aaron McGruder, writer and producer of the hit Adult Swim show The Boondocks, is releasing the new live-action comedy, Black Jesus. Set to premier on Thursday, August 7th, BJ is already shaping up be another McGruder success. The series stars the likes of Charlie Murphy (Chappelle Show), Corey Holcomb (Cleveland Show), Kali Hawk (Bridesmaids), John Witherspoon (The Boondocks), and newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson playing the role of Black Jesus.
The series is placed in present day Compton, CA where Jesus attempts to spread love and understanding to the streets. A group of downtrodden followers help Black Jesus with the tall task of bringing peace to the notoriously dangerous neighborhood. Expect Black Jesus to use a comedic lens tolook at race and community. Say your prayers and make sure to tune in August 7th at 11pm (ET)!