Adult Swim announced today that they’ve ordered a new live-action series from Aaron McGruder, creator of The Boondocks. Called Black Jesus, the show follows Jesus Christ living in present day Compton, spreading peace and love to his followers. Newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson, who did voices for Grand Theft Auto V, will play Black Jesus, with Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb, and John Witherspoon in supporting roles. Black Jesus is expected to debut on the cable network later this year.
Adult Swim aired three seasons of The Boondocks from 2005 to 2010, with the fourth set to debut sometime this spring as the show returns from a four year-long hiatus. Black Jesus will be the second TV show Aaron McGruder has created.