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'Black Dynamite' renewed for second season by Adult Swim

I'll admit, Adult Swim is one of my guilty pleasures. It's hard to beat the absurdity of Adventure Time, the hooliganism of Odd Future's Loiter Squad, and the, uh, blaxploitation of Black Dynamite. While the future of the first two shows has been secure for a while, it wasn't until Thursday that it was announced that Black Dynamite has been renewed for a second season. 

The cartoon is based on the hilarious film of the same name, a parody of the blaxploitation films of the 1970s. The series is particularly raunchy and occasionally reminiscent of fellow Adult Swim show The Boondocks (you can't beat the soundtrack, either, which is occasionally taken from the fantastic Madvillain). The series follows badass kung-fu master Black Dynamite as he defies various thugs and criminal masterminds -- his archnemesis, if this gives you any idea, is President Richard Nixon. 

The series features plenty of fantastic voice talents, including those of Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley, Cedric Yarbrough, Snoop Dogg, Arsenio Hall, Eddie Griffin, J.B. Smoove, and Charlie Murphy. 

The first season of Black Dynamite consisted of eleven episodes, while the second season of the series will reportedly consist of ten. It's slated for a late 2013/early 2014 premiere, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Are you excited about Black Dynamite's renewal? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below! 

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Written by: mcpherson
Dec 20th, 2012, 5:47 am


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Message Posted On Dec 21st, 2012, 4:17 am

I expect people will remember. Adult Swim runs reruns so often that it'll probably keep gaining its audience. 


Message Posted On Dec 20th, 2012, 10:13 pm
Unfortunately even with the advances in computer technology, it still take time to make an animated series. Even though season 2 will only be 10 episodes, all 10 scripts will likely be written before they even think of doing a voice recording session. Granted all of the voice actors don't have be there at the same time. Once the voice recording is done, then they can start working on the animation which has to be synced to the voices. Add in any rewrites or scene changes and it is not hard to see a year go by. Additionally for a short run series the network will probably ask that all 10 episodes be complete or very close to it before they start airing it. The Simpson even made a joke about how the movie parodies where from the year before because it took so long to animate.

Message Posted On Dec 20th, 2012, 3:24 pm
Yeah, that's in a while, which is too bad. I wonder why a full year is needed for ten, ~25-min animated episodes...?

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Message Posted On Dec 20th, 2012, 12:40 pm

Wow - that's more than a year between the seasons... I wonder if people will even remember.

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