aaron-mcgruderThe Adult Swim cable channel has announced that it has given the go-ahead to “Black Jesus,” a new scripted series from the creator of “The Boondocks,” Aaron McGruder. The half-hour live action comedy is scheduled to air later this year.

The show features Gerald “Slink” Johnson playing Jesus on a mission to bring joy and kindness in present-day Compton, CA. The series also stars Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb, Valenzia Algarin and John Witherspoon.

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The Urban Buzz publisher Kevin Fleming with “Black Jesus” stars Valenzia Algarin and Gerald “Slink” Johnson.

Aaron McGruder’s  “The Boondocks” will return for a fourth season on Adult Swim on April 21.