Adult Swim has given a series order for the half-hour live-action scripted comedy "Black Jesus".
Gerald 'Slink' Johnson stars as Jesus who is living in present-day Compton, CA. He sets out on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.
"The Boondocks" creator Aaron McGruder is producing the series which co-stars Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb and John Witherspoon.
Filming has begun in Los Angeles ahead of a late 2014 premiere.