After four years, Adult Swim is finally bringing back its biblical comedy “Black Jesus.”
The comedy will return for Season 3 on Friday, Sept. 20. It last aired in November 2015.
The scripted live-action comedy features an African-American Jesus Christ living in modern-day Compton, California, on a mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with his small group of followers. In Season 3, Black Jesus continues his mission to spread love and kindness in the neighborhood, encounters a local caped crusader, and draws the attention of the Pope himself.
The series was created by Aaron McGruder (also known for creating “The Boondocks”) and Mike Clattenberg and stars Gerald “Slink” Johnson as Jesus Christ. Corey Holcomb, John Witherspoon, Angela Elayne Gibbs, Valenzia Algarin, Antwon Tanner and Dominique Witten also star.
Clattenberg and McGruder executive produce alongside Mainstay Entertainment CEO Norm Aladjem, John Bravakis for LEG and Rusty Cundief, Meghann Collins Robertson and Robert Wise.
“Black Jesus” first debuted in 2014.
Also in September, Adult Swim will debut the 10th season of its stop-motion animated comedy “Robot Chicken.” The comedy will return on Sunday, Sept. 29 with back-to-back 15-minute episodes at midnight and 12:15 a.m. “Rick & Morty” will also make its long-awaited Season 4 debut in November.