The creators of the "Black Dynamite" animated series on Adult Swim have announced that they are working on a "Black Dynamite" musical special that will tackle a topic of the day – police brutality – in an episode that will air on January 10, 2015 at 10:30 PM.
According to the press release, the episode, titled "The Wizard of Watts," will follow Black Dynamite as he attempts to take a vacation, when the police start patrolling the streets, and a riot breaks out. Black Dynamite is then hit in the head with a brick, which causes him to hallucinate, taking him into the "Magical Land of Oz-Watts," where he is called on to defend the community, against the police.
It’ll be an hour long (episodes are typically 30 minutes), and will feature guest appearances by Erykah Badu, Tyler, The Creator, Tim Blake Nelson and J.B. Smoove.
"As a comedy writer, I feel it’s my job to make people laugh while using constructive social criticism to evoke thought and inspire dialogue," said Carl Jones, who directed and co-wrote the upcoming special with Byron Minns.