Nia Long is headed to Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress has joined the streaming service’s upcoming series Dear White People.
Based on the 2014 film by Justin Simien, Dear White People follows the racial tensions at a predominantly white Ivy League university.
Long will play “Neika Hobbs, a Winchester University African-American studies professor who is whip-smart and confident but whose pulled-together professional life contrasts a more complicated personal one.” She joins fellow castmembers Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, and Ashley Blaine Featherson.
Dear White People is slated to premiere in 2017.
What do you think? Have you seen the movie? Will you watch the TV series?