Netflix ‘Dear White People’ Series Sets April Bow in First Teaser
We’d been wondering if Netflix’s TV take on Justin Simien’s Dear White People would end up feeling like the movie, and now we have our answer. See for yourself in the first trailer, which also promises an April premiere for the college-set series.
Now set to premiere on April 28, Netflix’s Dear White People sees Powers star Logan Browning taking over for Tessa Thompson as Samantha White, a biracial film major “at a crossroads of a political movement on her Ivy League campus” due to the titular radio show. The series also has Brandon P. Bell reprising his role as Troy Fairbanks, while the synopsis reads::
Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is an hilarious send-up of “post-racial” America that weaves together the universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a wholly unique path. The satirical series – which picks up where the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name left off – follows a group of Winchester University’s students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and sometimes misguided activism in the millennial age. Through an absurdist lens, Dear White People utilizes biting irony, self-deprecation and sometimes brutal honesty to hold up a mirror to the issues plaguing society today, all the while leading with laughter.
Dear White People will also feature Simien writing all ten episodes, as well directing the premiere, with Yvette Lee Bowser, Stephanie Allain Bray and Julia Lebedev executive producing. The film’s cast also included The Walking Dead alum Tyler James Williams and 24 great Dennis Haysbert.
Check out the film version’s trailer below, and stay tuned for further details on the Netflix continuation.