'Boondocks' creator Aaron McGruder signs deal with Adult Swim

Aaron McGruder will develop news shows for Adult Swim
'Black Jesus' will premiere next month.
Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder has development deal with Adult Swim

Aaron McGruder, creator of the edgy "The Boondocks" animated series, has signed a first-look development deal with Adult Swim. The first project will be a new live action/adventure pilot with the working title of "Hooligan Squad" about an American insurgency in Japanese occupied San Francisco, set in the near future.

McGruder's first live-action series for Adult Swim, "Black Jesus," is scheduled to premiere next month.

"It's a rare thing to have a network home," McGruder said in a statement. "Even more rare is a home that wants to see you grow and expand as a creator. Adult Swim is headed to new horizons and I'm happy to be along for the ride."

"Black Jesus" finds Jesus "living in present day Compton, Ca., on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers."

McGruder has not been involved with the fourth and final season of "The Boondocks."


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