Netflix’s Dear White People TV series teaser
Netflix has debuted a date announcement teaser for their Dear White People TV series, which you can check out below! The 10-episode, 30-minute series will premiere on Netflix around the world on April 28.
Set among a diverse group of students of color as they navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college where racial tensions are often swept under the rug, Dear White People is a send up of “post-racial” America that also weaves a universal story about forging one’s own unique path.
Based on writer/director/producer Justin Simien’s critically-acclaimed, Sundance award-winning satirical indie film, the Dear White People TV series series will be produced by Lionsgate, whose sister company Roadside Attractions released the original film in 2014. The series will be written by Simien (Dear White People), who will also direct the first episode. Devon Shepard (“House of Lies,” “Weeds”), Stephanie Allain Bray (Hustle & Flow, Dear White People) and Julia Lebedev (The Dinner, Dear White People) serve as executive producers.
The original film first gained traction in 2012 with a concept trailer, underwritten by director Simien’s tax refund. By 2014, the crowd funded movie made a splash at film festivals, earning the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
The Dear White People TV series is Lionsgate’s second original series for Netflix. The critically-acclaimed global blockbuster Orange Is the New Black returns for its fourth season on June 17.