Dear White People will be back. Today, Netflix announced they’ve renewed the TV show for a second season.
Based on the 2014 film from Justin Simien, the comedy explores the racial tensions at a predominantly white Ivy League university. The cast includes Logan Browning, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson, and Marque Richardson.
Netflix has not yet set a premiere date for season two of Dear White People, but it is expected to debut sometime next year. Earlier, series creator Justin Simien told The Hollywood Reporter that season two will explore the consequences of season one:
Also, I think Winchester [University], in a lot of ways, like this country, has to deal with the fact that there is an issue here. Property has been broken. People have been arrested. Things have gone down. We can’t just pretend like this is just sort of a pretend issue for people. Now Winchester has to really confront this stuff because it’s only going to escalate. We see what’s happening at Berkeley. Winchester is on the cusp of being that with just a couple more incidents and I think containing that and figuring out what to do with that is certainly going to be on the minds of a lot of characters next season.”
Read Netflix’s renewal announcement below:
Class will soon be back in session! Netflix has announced a season two renewal of the original series Dear White People, starring Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Marque Richardson. Production on the ten-episode second season is slated to begin later this year.
From creator and executive producer Justin Simien, Dear White People premiered globally on Netflix April 28, 2017. Yvette Lee Bowser will also return as showrunner, with Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev again executive-producing.
Dear White People is produced by Lionsgate for Netflix.”
What do you think? Have you seen season one of Dear White People? Are you glad it’s been renewed?