Adult Swim's latest controversial show to air in August.
As if Kanye West didn’t create enough controversy with his Yeezus album, Cartoon Network’s latest stint titled “Black Jesus” is sure to generate chaos.
From the creator of the hit television series “The Boondocks”, Aaron McGruder teams up again with Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim to release the new half hour series. Black Jesus is a show that places Jesus on Earth, and of all places, Compton, California, the birthplace of the notorious rap group N.W.A.
Although many may not be familiar with his physical appearance, Gerald “Slink” Johnson played the voice of Lamar Davis on the video game Grand Theft Auto V as well as the Grand Theft Auto Online game. Interesting enough Slink’s latest role will be that of Black Jesus.
The show is said to follow on the shenanigans of a modern day African American Jesus. The Hollywood Reporter writes:
“The new half-hour live-action scripted comedy finds Jesus living in present-day Compton, Calif., on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.”
Seems fair enough. We all wonder what God would be like on Earth. There’s even a song dedicated to this very thought called One of Us by Joan Osborne.
She sings in the chorus:
This show will definitely peak interest and will create viewers based off of curiosity alone, but is the world ready for a ‘black Jesus?’
People have already begun to give their opinion of the show after viewing the trailer.
Others were more concerned about the creator abandoning The Boondocks in order to focus on Black Jesus.
Controversy now days, generates currency so maybe Adult Swim will have another hit series on their hands.
Black Jesus premieres next month, August 7, 2014, on Adult Swim at 11pm/10 central.
The shows trailer can be found here.
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