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."