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NY Times on the Prescience of “The Wizard of Watts” Episode of “Black Dynamite”

by on January 7, 2015

The New York Times has taken note of “The Wizard of Watts,” the upcoming premiere episode of the Adult Swim series Black Dynamite, and how its updated take on The Wiz eerily predicted the current state of American race relations in the wake of police officers killing unarmed black men without criminal consequence. Episode director Carl Jones noted that, “animation takes such a long time to produce that you usually don’t end up being all that current,” and detailed how experiences of African-Americans on social media using cellphone cameras as protection against police brutality led to the episode.

The Black Dynamite episode “The Wizard of Watts” premieres on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 10:30 PM (ET) on Adult Swim.

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