The true story of how Superman helped fight the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s has gotten some attention in recent years thanks to a high profile 2012 novel from Rick Bowers titled Superman Vs. The Ku Klux Klan and Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru's loose DC adaptation of the tale Superman Smashes the Klan.
Now, as announced in Deadline, PaperChase Films, who are also producing a movie adaptation of the novel, will team with The Fandom to tell the story of Superman vs. The KKK in podcast form, in the style of the classic Superman radio show.
Hosted by Roth Cornet and Ed Greer, the 10-episode podcast will tell the story of Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the racist terrorist organization the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s and teamed with the producers of the Superman radio show to expose the truth about the KKK.
“We’re excited to serialize Superman vs The KKK in a format that recalls the days of radio-drama," said PaperChase's Dillon D Jordan. "The Fandom team brings an enormous amount of insight and talent to the project, and we’re sure the results will be fantastic. There’s something powerful here: a timely lesson on the dangers of systemic racism — an issue that modern audiences are sure to find compelling.”
“This story is an incredible mix of undercover journalism, brand activism, and the power of pop culture to change the world,” added host Cornet. “We live in an era where fans identify themselves by the things they love, so there is incredible power in harnessing this passion to make an impact.”
No premiere date for the Superman Vs. The KKK podcast has been announced.