Holy shit, YES.
So after 2014’s incredible release of ‘Dear White People’ — during which time white people obviously got upset and started screaming about racism, something that they personally know nothing about — Netflix has ordered a series special based on the movie.
The director of the film, Justin Simien, is on board for the series, which will be 10 x 30 minute episodes. He will write it, and direct the first episode. He said this:
“During the film’s release, I had the pleasure to speak with hundreds of students and faculty across a variety of college campuses dealing with these very issues in real time.I’m so grateful to have this platform — not only to give a voice to those too often unheard in our culture, but to also tell great stories from new points of views.From Day 1, Lionsgate has been remarkably supportive of the vision for the show, and working with Netflix is every bit as harmonious as I’d imagined it would be.Bringing this show to such a vibrant platform is an honour I don’t take lightly.”
According to THR, Devon Shepard (House of Lies; Weeds), Stephanie Allain Bray (Dear White People) and Julia Lebedev (Dear White People) are on board to be executive producers of the show.
So far, there’s no knowledge of whether any of the original cast will be involved.
Same as the movie, the series will follow a group of students of colour, who are trying to navigate a heavily-white Ivy League school which often ignores racial tensions and issues.
Watch the trailer for the amazing movie below: