For its first three seasons, The Boondocks, which followed inner-city siblings Huey and Riley Freeman's adjustment to life in the predominantly white Illinois suburb of Woodcrest, was a genuinely funny and remarkable achievement on TV. It was the first successful TV-MA-rated animated sitcom spearheaded by an African-American comedic mind, as well as the first animated show that the hip-hop generation can be proud to call its own.
Cartoonist Aaron McGruder's adaptation of his own popular 1996-2006 comic strip took no prisoners in its satirical potshots at the likes of gangsta rappers, the Republican Party, Tyler Perry, and the network execs behind BET's lowest-common-denominator programming. The original strip took no prisoners [...]
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 [...]