Considering the ugly racial waters we're treading in the Trump era, could there be a better time for more Dear White People? Justin Simien's timely race comedy isn't getting a sequel, but instead will be hitting Netflix as a TV series with a mostly new cast. Sounds about right, and maybe getting a taste of its biting racial satire on a regular basis is just what we all need.
Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, Nia Long, John Patrick Amedori and Ashley Blaine Featherson will star in the 10-episode series set in a prestigious, predominantly white Ivy League school where racial tensions are high and individuality is frowned upon. This looks almost exactly like the trailers for the movie, which is a very good thing.
Dear White People hits Netflix on April 28th.