We’ve documented the mostly mediocre 4th season of The Boondocks (If you haven’t, check out Short-T’s great article Leaving The Dock: Farewell To The Boondocks). The general thought about the reason for the last season being so bad is because it’s creator, Aaron McGruder, was not apart of it. What we really haven’t discussed is what the show he was working on for Adult Swim instead of The Boondocks: Black Jesus. Now that I’ve seen the trailer, it might have been worth it. Black Jesus looks like comedy gold and an episode of The Boondocks come to life. Oh happy day. Premieres August 7th.
Black Jesus is a half hour live-action scripted comedy series on Adult Swim from Peabody award-winning creator Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks, Red Tails) and Mike Clattenburg (Trailer Park Boys). The series finds Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.