Via @variety, “#DearWhitePeople” has been renewed for Season 2 at #Netflix.
Based on #JustinSimien’s critically-acclaimed film of the same name, the series is set at a predominantly white #IvyLeague university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface. A group of students of color must navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness, and activism in the millennial age.
The series stars #LoganBrowning, #BrandonPBell, #AntoinetteRobertson, #DeRonHorton, #JohnPatrick #Amedori, #AshleyBlaineFeatherson, and #MarqueRichardson. Production on the ten-episode second season is slated to begin later this year.
Simien created the series in addition to executive producing. #YvetteLeeBowser will also return as showrunner, with Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev again executive producing. The series is produced by Lionsgate Television, which also produces “Orange Is the New Black,” for Netflix. Lionsgate’s Roadside Attractions released the original movie. [Follow us @childofmicheaux]