Posted by | Ray Cornelius
School is back in season on Netflix as it has released the highly anticipated trailer for its original series, “Dear White People.” The show airs this month beginning April 28 and will play out over 10-episodes.
Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, “Dear White People” is a send-up of the now post “post-racial” America that weaves together a 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 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.
The series was created, written and executive produced by Justin Simien and stars Atlanta’s own Logan Browning. It also reunites the film’s original stars—Brandon P. Bell, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Marque Richardson. Rounding out the cast is Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton and John Patrick Amedori.
A Different World’s Yvette Lee Bowser serves as showrunner and executive producer, while Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev also executive-produced the series.
I am so really looking forward to this show and will chopping it up with the Justin and his cast on a future edition of my radio show #UPFRONT! Stay tuned for that exclusive interview!
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think:
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