PAPERCHASE FILMS AND FANDOM SET TO LAUNCH SERIAL PODCAST BASED ON THE ICONIC KLAN VS THE FIERY CROSS RADIO SHOW
New serial podcast based on the true story of how artists and everyday citizens thwarted the KKK and struck a powerful blow against racism and hate in a time when all other options had failed.
Dillon D Jordan’s PaperChase Films and FANDOM announce the launch of a serial podcast based on the original broadcasts of the iconic “Superman Radio Show”.
The podcast will be hosted and Executive Produced by Roth Cornet, Head of Development for FANDOM along with Max Dionne, supervising producer and Michael Chiang, senior vice president of programming. Roth has worked as a journalist, host, and creator for companies including AMC Theatres, NBC Universal, IGN, In Contention, Hitfix and more, and has made appearances as an industry expert on NPR, BBC, Inside Edition, FOX and THR. Comedian Ed Greer will co-host the podcast. Ed is a staple of the Los Angeles comedy scene, one of the most sought after ‘nerd’ comics in America, and recently made his TV debut on Comedy Central.
“We’re excited to serialize SUPERMAN VS. THE KKK in a format that recalls the days of radio-drama. 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.” Said Jordan.
“This story is an incredible mix of undercover journalism, brand activism, and the power of pop culture to change the world,” said 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.”
FANDOM is a global entertainment platform powered by audience passion. They are the go-to fan source in entertainment; a curated environment to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. Their production arm released the company’s first documentary feature, Never Surrender, last year and is the team behind the four-time Emmy-nominated Honest Trailers.
The collaboration was negotiated between Dillon D Jordan on behalf of PaperChase Films and Roth Cornet of Fandom.
Along with the podcast release, PaperChase is working on the highly anticipated feature film, SUPERMAN VS THE KU KLUX KLAN, produced by Adi Shankar, the nerd-icon producer behind Netflix’s highly successful Castlevania, Dillon D Jordan’s PaperChase Films (Skin, The Kindergarten Teacher) and Marc Rosen (Sense 8). Executive producing will be Vikram Salgaocar.
SUPERMAN VS. THE KU KLUX KLAN is based on the book of the same name by Rick Bowers. This true-to-life story follows Stetson Kennedy, a man who courageously went undercover to infiltrate the KKK in 1946. In a remarkable alliance, Mr. Kennedy, the Anti-Defamation League and the Producers of the Superman Radio Show joined forces to expose the cultish insanity of the KKK, severely damaging their influence.
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