Back in 2014, Producer Justin Simien brought his experiences as a black student at a predominately white institute to life. Kind of. ‘Dear White People’ was Simien’s brainchild, about the experiences of black students at Winchester University, a fictional Ivy League School. The critically acclaimed film has spun off an original series which has been picked up by Netflix.
The show looks to pick up exactly where the film left off as racial tensions are at an all time high at Winchester as is indicative of the rest of the country. The series features rising stars, Logan Browning (who takes over the lead role from Tessa Thompson) Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson and Ashely Blaine Featherson among others and is scheduled for an April 28th debut. If you didn’t catch it in theatres and you don’t know what the hype is all about check out the trailer below.
The show, which has been on deck for a while was the subject of heavy backlash from (I’ll let you guess) earlier this year when Netflix announced that they would be picking up a show called ‘Dear White People’. Most of the angry folks were Twitter eggs or people with dog Avis who threatened to #BoycottNetflix for picking up the show.