Netflix Renews ‘Dear White People’
Netflix’s recent canceling spree has officially come to an end. Over the weekend the network announced the renewal of two of its freshman series, F is for Family and the Ivy League college dramedy Dear White People. The latter’s cast broke the news to fans while appearing on a panel at this year’s Essence Musical Festival.
Dear White People picks up where the 2014 film left off, following the lives of a group of black students who take a stand after a blackface party at their predominately white university forces longstanding racial tensions to the surface.
The Justin Simien-helmed series uses satire to chronicle the students’ attempts to engage in meaningful activism and effect change, all while trying to figure out their own identities as individuals and as part of a movement.
Despite mostly positive reviews, there was doubt the show would be renewed given Netflix’s recent cancellation of other highly-lauded series. In the past few weeks the network has axed The Get Down, Girlboss and Sense 8.
With an official season two on lock, look for Dear White People to return in early 2018 with another 10 episodes. The show stars Ashley Blaine Featherson, Logan Browning and Antoinette Robertson.