Adult Swim To Air ‘Black Dynamite’ Musical

Adult Swim’s animated Black Dynamite series will air a movie musical special Jan. 10, the network said.

The movie musical, titled The Wizard Of Watts, will follow the main superhero character (Michael Jai White) and his band of eccentric associates through the 1970s through a parody of The Wizard Of Oz, said network officials.

The series, which just finished its second season, is produced by Ars Nova, N-Bomb Squad and Cartoon Network Studios.

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