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‘Black Dynamite’ Takes a Stab at Police Brutality in New Episode Debuting Next Month

Adult Swim’s satirical comedy Black Dynamite appears to have a musical episode satirizing police brutality in the works.

“The Wizard of Watts” episode will reportedly air in January and will have guest appearances by rapper Tyler the Creator and songstress Erykah Badu.

This episode will follow Michael Jai White’s Black Dynamite as he deals with hallucinations he suffers after he gets hit in the head with a brick during a Watts riot. Actor Tim Blake Nelson and comedian J.B. Smoove will also be making guest appearances in the episode, but so far their roles have not been released.

Over its two-season run on the late night television station, the blaxploitation comedy has never shied away from difficult subjects, most recently taking a stab at comedian Bill Cosby for his assault and molestation scandal.

Adult Swim is also no stranger to controversy as they air a number of adult cartoons like The Boondocks and Loiter Squad, which are constantly pushing the envelope on what is politically correct.

The animated television television series is loosely based on the 2009 film Black Dynamite. The series was announced shortly after the release of the film, with a 10-minute pilot episode airing on Adult Swim in 2011. The full series did not premiere until July of 2012. The lead characters from the film, Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley, all  reprise their movie roles as Bullhorn, Cream Corn and Honeybee.

The television series is produced by Ars Nova with executive producers Jon Stein­gart, Carl Jones and  Jil­lian Apfel­baum, and Brian Ash working as co-executive producer.

The show is primarily a tribute to the era of blaxploitation that emerged in the 1970s and over its run has followed kung fu fighter (Michael Jai White) after “the man” kills his brother and poisons his neighborhood as he gets into numerous battles to ultimately try to defeat his nemesis President Nixon.

The hour-long special will air on January 10 at 10:30 p.m.


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