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“Black Dynamite” Animated Series Picked Up By Adult Swim Network For 2012 Debut


As expected, the new upcoming Black Dynamite animated series (based on the cult 2009 feature film by Scott Sanders, starring Michael Jai White) will air on Adult Swim.

The network has officially picked up the adult cartoon for a spring 2012 debut.

Carl Jones, a member of the creative team behind the popular series The Bookdocks is behind the project, which “further chronicles the exploits of the central character, ex-CIA agent and full-time ladies man Black Dynamite, and his crew as they avenge the death of Black Dynamite’s brother against kung-fu masters, drug-dealing pimps and The Man and his crew,” says Deadline.

Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley and Byron Minns, who all starred in the film, will return to voice their characters, and maybe others.

I should note that, as we already told you, a comic book version of the film, as well as a sequel are also both in the works. Actually, the comic book is already available.

6 comments to “Black Dynamite” Animated Series Picked Up By Adult Swim Network For 2012 Debut

  • White folks LOVE blaxploitation. Just ask Quentin Tarantino.

    • slb

      I guess they don’t love it that much. Black Dynamite didn’t exactly set the box office on fire. I enjoyed it, but it didn’t have mainstream success.

  • Jeremy

    True, but now it’s a franchise. so there’s still potential for gradual growth, and i think it’s already leaps and bounds past what it was originally intended to be. which i believe whit and saunders both said it was born out of a joke concept. I’d say they’re winners in that regard.

  • Laura

    I didn’t know that white folks love blaxploitation films. But I shouldn’t be surprise. For the most part they written produced it and created. However I know that there has always been an underground black fan base of the films. I enjoyed the movie. I wonder if the adult swim animation will have the same deconstructive/tribute vibe that the film had.

  • Neziah

    I’m so happy!!! Black Dynamite is one of the best spoof films ever made, and I always wanted to see an animated series about it, this could be the next Boondocks, I hope. It’s rare when a high quality animated show featuring African-Americans blows everyone away, but The Boondocks did just that, and proved that black animated series could be even better than black sitcoms, a lot better, so I hope this show follows in its footsteps, and I can’t wait for the sequel.

  • Yeah, well, “Office Space” didnt exactly set the box office on fire either, and to this day enjoys an immense success, becoming a cult-classic “after” it went to home video. If they animate anything regarding that film, I’d be surprised. Black Dynamite nearly single-handedly “owns” blaxploitation all on its own, in a single feature.