Wherever Aaron McGruder goes, controversy follows. Black Jesus, McGruder's new live-action Adult Swim show starring Gerald "Slink" Johnson as the title character, debuts tonight amid criticisms from Christians of what they view to be blasphemous material, based not on screenings of full episodes but on footage from an extended trailer Adult Swim posted on July 18.
McGruder's last show, the just-recently-ended Boondocks, offended practically everybody. Conservatives objected to The Boondocks' raunchy material, progressives found the show to be misogynist and homophobic, a few of the show's satirical targets didn't take kindly to being satirized and threatened to sue either McGruder or Adult Swim, and Boondocks viewers were offended [...]
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 [...]