Proximity, 99% Invisible, and Warner Bros. present the “Judas and the Black Messiah Podcast,” an official film companion from the Radiotopia podcast network from PRX.
This episode contains spoilers. Watch the film and come back here to listen to all the fascinating behind the scenes details.
The very first face we see in Judas And The Black Messiah is not Chairman Fred Hampton’s. It’s the character of William O’Neal, played by LaKeith Stanfield. In this episode, we’re taking a closer look at William O’Neal - the career criminal turned FBI informant who betrayed the Black Panthers and Chairman Fred Hampton.