1940s 'Superman' Radio Show Revived for DC FanDome

Superman Radio Show
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Wilson Cruz and Daniel Dae Kim are two of the new Men of Steel.

Ahead of the second DC FanDome later this month, Warner Bros. Television and The Creative Coalition has announced a partnership to recreate the 1940s The Adventures of Superman radio series for the event, with Tim Daly, Daniel Dae Kim and Wilson Cruz taking on the role of the Man of Steel.

As part of a one-hour panel available on demand during DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on Sept. 12, the three actors will join a cast including Henry Winkler, Tony Shalhoub, Constance Zimmer and Terry Crews, using original scripts from the serial as recently discovered in the Warner Bros. Studio vault.

“We are thrilled to join comic fans and creators at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse to bring the original Superman to life and celebrate the arts,” Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition, in a statement about the partnership. “We encourage Superman fans to learn more about The Creative Coalition’s mission to support the arts by visiting TheCreativeCoalition.org. We are grateful to Warner Bros. and DC for supporting that work.”

The Adventures of Superman ran from 1940 through 1951 and featured Bud Collyer as Clark Kent/Superman, with Joan Alexander playing the role of Lois Lane. The series is most known for its 1946 storyline “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” which pit Superman against the Ku Klux Klan and included previously unknown secrets of real life Klan rituals, and is believed to have had a negative effect on Klan recruitment as a result.

DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse runs for 24 hours, starting 10 a.m. PST Sept. 12, with all content available on-demand during that period.