A&E Tackles Ku Klux Klan With New Docuseries

‘Generation KKK’ debuts Jan. 10

A&E will debut Generation KKK, a docuseries about the Ku Klux Klan, Jan. 10.

The eight-part series follows four prominent Klan families who each have a family member trying to escape the KKK.

“This series pulls back the curtain on the organization that the Anti-Defamation League calls ‘a racist, anti-Semitic movement with a commitment to extreme violence to achieve its goals of racial segregation and white supremacy,’ to show its effects on American families as members grapple with the consequences of leaving," A&E said.

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 Rob Sharenow, executive VP and general manager of A&E and Lifetime. “GenerationKKK brings viewers inside the places where hatred and prejudice are born and bred, and carried forward or not.”

White supremacist groups have become more prominent amidst the so called “alt-right” movement and the recent election.

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.