The Rising Son is a live action television series on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim, that premiered on . It is a sitcom about Jesus, Joseph, and Mary. The plots involve Christianity. Four episodes have already aired.
Very little is known about the series or its production history. Aside from being clearly listed on the adult swim schedule The Rising Son is not advertised or even mentioned in the
network's TV scheduling announcements. Unlike Adult Swim's other programs, episodes are not available online through Adult Swim Video.
Most biblical references identifying characters as figures from the time of Christ are censored. For example, "Christ" is censored from "Jesus Christ", and Mary being identified as "the mother of the Messiah" is censored as well. Human failings (in characters normally regarded as saints) are emphasized while Pontius Pilate is shown as an acquaintance and business associate of the main characters. Although Jesus (unlike his family) is not shown as consciously sinning, he is shown doing things which are out-of-character such as accepting Mary-Magdalene as his personal savior and doubting the existence or relevance of God.
|Created by||Dave DrabikBenjamin Barak|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||4 (episode list)|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Easily Avoidable Entertainment|
|Original channel||Adult Swim|
|Original run||– present|