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 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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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 first trailer for Dear White People made an impression by declaring what it wasn’t. It wasn’t The Help, it wasn’t The Blind Side, it wasn’t The Butler, and it definitely wasn’t Gremlins, which one character argues is secretly about “suburban white fear of black people.” Now a new Dear White People trailer has arrived to tell us what the movie actually is.
As it turns out, the Sundance hit is a wickedly sharp satire about race relations in supposedly America. Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, Brandon P Bell, and Teyonah Parris star as four black students dealing with racial bullshit (among other things) at a predominantly white college. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Posted on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Dear White People made a splash at Sundance as a well-liked, funny satire about race relations in modern America. The first Dear White People teaser trailer has just arrived, and you’ll see pretty quickly why Sundance audiences liked the movie. Writer/director Justin Simien makes his debut with the film, and he’s got a funny and frank voice, and is willing to poke at sensitive topics with humor and energy. And just to make sure the broadest possible audience gets behind this ad campaign, there’s a great gag in the trailer about the real meaning of Gremlins. Watch the teaser below.