*While religion has proven to be an extremely touchy subject, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim has decided to dive into it head first with a new series. The network has officially released the trailer for their latest live-action scripted television series dubbed “Black Jesus” created by Aaron McGruder.
The show takes place in Compton, California and is based on the premise of “Black Jesus” bringing happiness and positivity to the hood. Throughout the show, Black Jesus will come across gang-bangers, non-believers, and alcoholics (among other things) which will make his job of making the hood a happier place extremely difficult.
Black Jesus will be played by Gerald “Slink” Johnson, who has done previous voiceover work in the hit game “Grand Theft Auto V. ” The supporting cast is just as seasoned featuring actors such as Charlie Murphy, John Whitherspoon, Corey Holcom, Angela Elayne Gibbs, Antwon Tanner, and Valenzia Algarin.
“Black Jesus” premiers on Adult Swim on August 7 at 11 p.m. EST. Here is the link to the trailer: