Laverne Cox, Yvette Nicole Brown, And More Join Dear White People Vol. 3

"Pilot" -- Sadie Ellis (Katherine Heigl), a successful defense lawyer, starts to fall for her charismatic client, Billy Brennan (Steven Pasquale), who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime, on the series premiere of DOUBT, Wednesday, Feb. 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured Laverne Cox as Cameron Wirth Photo JoJo Whilden © 2015 CBS BROADCASTING INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Laverne Cox, Yvette Nicole Brown, And More Join Dear White People Vol. 3

Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood (L.A. Law), and Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) have been tapped for guest-starring roles in the upcoming third season of Netflix‘s Dear White People. Series creator Justin Simien along with rapper Flavor Flav are also set to make an appearance in Vol. 3 which will be available for streaming on August 2.

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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.

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From creator and executive producer Justin Simien, Dear White People premiered globally on Netflix on April 28, 2017. Yvette Lee Bowser will also return as showrunner, with Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev again executive-producing. The series stars Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson, and Marque Richardson.

Dear White People is produced by Lionsgate for Netflix. Buy the film the show is based on here.

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