Netflix has made it official: Dear White People will return for season 3 on the streaming service. Justin Simien‘s dramedy, adapted from his film of the same name, focuses on racial tensions at a predominantly white Ivy League university, and the third season will continue to dig into a mystery that was uncovered in season 2.
Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
After turning his indie hit Dear White People into a Netflix TV series, director Justin Simien is ready to return to movies. Simien is gearing up to helm the horror satire Bad Hair, which sounds like it could be the spiritual successor to Get Out.
Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
Dear White People was one of the best TV shows of last year, but because of the non-stop onslaught of Netflix shows and original movies, it didn’t get as much as much love as it deserved. Now a new trailer for the second season has just arrived, and everyone who’s caught up with the show will know why that’s exciting – this is a vital, hilarious series with a whole lot on its mind and a cast bursting with complex and lovable characters.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 by Hoai-Tran Bui
(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: the rise of political television in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency.)
It started with Nazi symbols strewn across public transportation and billboards across D.C. and New York. No, it wasn’t the alarming rise of anti-Semitic vandalism that had skyrocketed in the first three months of the Trump administration. It was advertising The Man in the High Castle, the dystopian Amazon series based off the 1962 Philip K. Dick novel set in an alternate 1960s where the Axis powers won World War II.
And it was just the beginning in a recent surge in “newly relevant” and timely TV shows that took on new meaning after the election of Donald Trump to the White House. The Man in the High Castle kicked off a spate of fictional TV shows such as The Handmaid’s Tale and American Gods, whose stories were conceived long before the White House was even a glimmer in Trump’s eye. But these science-fiction and fantasy stories, at first cautionary or highly theoretical tales, now take on an eerie prescience as fiction and reality collide on the small screen.
Posted on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 by Ben Pearson
Writer/director Justin Simien’s 2014 debut feature film Dear White People announced the arrival of a bold new voice in entertainment. Simien’s movie tackled topics like identity and race with humor and wit, and I was thrilled when Netflix announced they’d picked up the concept as a TV series. After a quick date announcement trailer a couple of months ago, they’ve released the first full trailer for the series – and it looks fantastic.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Angie Han
When it rains, it pours. Netflix has unleashed a veritable flood of teasers in the past 24 hours, so let’s dive right in. After the jump, watch the first promos for four very different new spring shows: Dear White People, Girlboss, Anne, and Buddy Thunderstruck. Read More »
Justin Simien made a big splash with his feature directing debut Dear White People, and now he’ll continue making waves over at Netflix. The streaming service has ordered a Dear White People TV series, which like the movie will center on students of color attending a mostly white Ivy League school. As of now, there’s no word on whether any of the original cast members (which included Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, and Tyler James Williams) will return. Read More »
The right director and the right script don’t mean anything without the right actor. Performers are the ones who bridge the gap between the minds behind the camera and the ones in front of the screen. It is their personalities that draw us in, their expressions that tell the story, and their faces that we remember.
There were no shortage of great performances this year, across all genres and all budgets. Inevitably, a few stood out above the rest. See our list of the best performances of 2014 after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
One of the many reasons we’re thankful for Thanksgiving is that it cuts the work week short, giving us twice as much weekend time to spend at the movies. And there’s no shortage of titles right now to spend that time on. The only question is where to start.
To help you answer that, we’ve put together a helpful guide that (we hope) covers every base. Hit the jump for our list of 25 movies to watch this Thanksgiving. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Here’s the great red-band trailer for Dear White People, which looks like a very funny comedy exploring culture clashes, stereotypes and racism on a college campus. You’ll meet a bunch of characters in this trailer, or at least you’ll start to get acquainted with some of the faces they present on campus, and the ways in which they collide. This Dear White People red-band trailer isn’t all that explicit, but there are a couple moments where you’ll want headphones if you’re at work.