Ryan Reynolds is set to play God's son in the upcoming season of "Family Guy." But producers of the TV show are not creating a Jesus character for the actor.
Rather, Reynolds will be portrayed as "God's previous attempt at an immaculate conception - his first son that didn't quite work out," said Executive Producer Mark Hentemann, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Reynolds will be guest-voicing as himself in the show's Christmas episode.
Christmas is when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
"Family Guy" has drawn criticism for its indecency. The Parents Television Council warns that virtually every episode is "awash in lewd sexual references or taboo topics such as incest, bestiality and pedophilia." It also uses profane language and features other "vile, offensive content."
Last year, the Fox show was blasted for its insensitive depiction of domestic violence.
The season premiere of "Family Guy" will air Sept. 30. According to the show's actors and producers, viewers can expect to see episodes where Quagmire accidentally marries a hooker and where the Griffins buy a farm and Peter ends up becoming a meth dealer.
As described by Fox, the show follows the adventures of an endearingly ignorant dad, Peter Griffin (Seth MacFarlane), and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders in Quahog, RI. Lois (Alex Borstein) is Peter's wife, a stay at home mom with no patience for her family's antics. Then there are their kids: 17-year-old Meg (Mila Kunis) is a social outcast and the Griffin family punching bag; 13-year-old Chris (Seth Green) is a socially awkward teen who doesn't have a clue about the opposite sex; and 1-year-old Stewie (MacFarlane) is a diabolically clever baby whose burgeoning sexuality is very much a work in progress. Rounding out the Griffin household is Brian (MacFarlane), the family dog, a member of Mensa with a penchant for dry martinis and dumb blondes.