‘Black Jesus’ Series Premiere Date Announced by Adult Swim [+Video]

Black Jesus will bless Adult Swim on Thursday, August 7th at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) when the new half-hour live action series premieres. The comedy will find Jesus living in Compton, California, where he spreads his message of love and kindness with the help of his small, but passionate group of followers. The series stars newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson as “Black Jesus.” The series also stars Charlie Murphy (The Chapelle Show), Corey Holcomb (The Cleveland Show), John Witherspoon (The Boondocks), Kali Hawk (Bridesmaids), Andra Fuller (L.A. Complex), Antwon Tanner (One Tree Hill), Andrew Bachelor (House of Lies), Angela Gibbs (The Fosters), and Valenzia Algarin (True Blood).

Adult Swim also released a trailer for the series, in which Black Jesus faces the trials and tribulations of trying to spread his word in a modern world where being Jesus doesn’t make life any easier. Watch the trailer below.