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A&E to investigate Ku Klux Klan

A&E Network has set a January air date for Generation KKK, a docuseries set to follow four prominent Ku Klux Klan families who each have a family member trying to ...
December 19, 2016

A&E Network has set a January air date for Generation KKK, a docuseries set to follow four prominent Ku Klux Klan families who each have a family member trying to escape the white supremacist organization.

Produced by LA-based prodco This is Just a Test, the 8 x 60-minute series will pull back the curtain on members of Klan families grappling with the consequences of leaving America’s most infamous hate group.

Episodes will follow a so-called “Imperial Wizard” who hopes to groom his teenage daughter to take his place; an Iraq war veteran and proud member of the KKK determined to raise his four-year-old son to embrace his views; a young man who sees his close friend and Klan leader as the father he never had, asked to pledge his loyalty to the KKK; and a fifth-generation Klan family struggling to keep up the legacy.

Featured in the series is a team of peacekeeping activists that consists of Daryle Lamont Jenkins, co-founder of hate group monitoring organization One People’s Project; author, peace educator and former skinhead Arno Michaelis (pictured); and reformed Neo-Nazi Bryon Widner.

This is Just a Test’s Aengus James, Colin King Miller, Cynthia Childs and Paul Lima serve as executive producers alongside A&E’s Elaine Frontain Bryant, Amy Savitsky and Evan Lerner.

A+E Networks holds international distribution rights for the series, which will bow across A&E and Crime + Investigation channels in over 100 territories globally.

Generation KKK premieres Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.

“This series gives viewers an unprecedented look at what it is like to be born into hate. Our producers gained access to Klan families allowing for full immersion into this secret world and its impact on the next generation,” said Robert Sharenow, EVP and GM of A&E and Lifetime, in a statement. “Generation KKK brings viewers inside the places where hatred and prejudice are born and bred, and carried forward or not.”

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