Aaron McGruder’s Black Jesus is As Edgy as You Thought [Video]

Black Jesus First Trailer

Adult Swim is gearing up for the premiere of Black Jesus, a half-hour live-actions scripted comedy from writer/producer Aaron McGruder starting in August. The series centers around Jesus living in present day Compton, on a mission to spread love throughout the neighborhood with the assistance of a small group of local followers.

The series stars newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson as “Black Jesus.”

Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb, John Witherspoon, Kali Hawk, Andra Fuller, Antwon Tanner, Andrew Bachelor, Angela Gibbs, and Valenzia Algarin are also in the cast.

But let’s get into this first trailer because you already know, like most things that Aaron McGruder’s name is attached to, there’s a message underneath it all but there’s also a good amount of people will probably get pissed off by this. Check it out:

Black Jesus premieres on Thursday, August 7th at 11pm (ET/PT).

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