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Aaron McGruder, creator of “The Boondocks,” poses for photos before taking part in the New York Times’ TimesTalks: Special Edition conversations, at the 5th Annual New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend, Saturday, January 7, 2006 in New York. (Henny Ray Abrams/AP Photos)

Black Jesus,”a new half-hour live-action comedy series, has been greenlighted to air on the Adult Swim cable channel later this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The channel picked up the series from Aaron McGruder (pictured), creator of ” The Boondocks.”

“Black Jesus” which producers expect to be controversial, is expected to star Gerald “Slink” Johnson  as Jesus living in present-day Compton, Calif. Do-gooder Johnson’s everyday mission is to do the right thing by spreading love, along with his oppressed group of very loyal ride-or-die homies.  John Witherspoon, Kali Hawk and Charlie Murphy will also be part of the cast.

McGruder will executive produce the series through his 5 Mutts Productions company, along with writer/director Mike Clattenberg, Norman Aladjem and John Bravakis.

The cult animated Boondocks series, which satirized African-American culture and U.S. politics, ran for three seasons on Adult Swim up until 2010. The show is reportedly slated to return in April for a fourth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

While the “Black Jesus” announcement has been publicized, Adult Swim has not said when the show will actually air.

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