Cable network FX on Monday will premiere Chozen, the new adults-only cartoon starring Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as gay rap artist Chozen.

In the pilot episode, we learn that Phantasm (played by Cliff “Method Man” Smith) framed Chozen for crimes he did not commit. After a decade in prison – where he discovered that he's gay – Chozen is looking to reboot his rap career.

Grant DeKernion created the animated series, which is a collaboration between the producers of Eastbound &Down and the producers of Archer.

“Sexuality is a big part of him but not all of him,” DeKernion told gay glossy Out. “So I added all these other traits as well: He's getting out of jail. He is up for a crime he didn't commit. He's living on the couch at a liberal arts university.”

In reviewing the show, The Washington Post's Hank Stuever criticized Chozen's obsession with prison rape jokes.

“None of this will come as a surprise to fans of Archer, the profane secret-agent spoof (beginning its fifth season Monday night) that crosses just about any line you care to draw concerning sex, drugs and violent imagery. But where Archer sort of stylishly crosses it, Chozen clumsily trips and falls,” Stuever opined.

But while conceding that the show is based on an offensive stereotype, Out looked to a budding romance between Chozen and frat boy Hunter (Ike Barinholtz) to find a glimmer of hope.

“The notion of the romance alone is enough to suggest that the show can potentially grow past the crude jokes in its initial offering,” the magazine wrote.

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