Dear White People Is Headed to Netflix as a Series

Dear White People, originally released in theaters in 2014, is hitting Netflix as a series in 2017 to continue schooling white people on how to be.

The series will consist of 10 half-hour episodes and, like the film, which centered around a group of college students battling a racist frat, “will follow 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,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.


DWP director/writer Justin Simien is still involved in writing the series (and directing the premiere), with no word on whether some of the film cast (Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, Teyonah Parris) will revise their roles.

Since the movie’s release, Simien says he’s talked to various college students facing the same real-life issues the series will address.

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