‘Dear White People’ gets Second Season at Netflix
Netflix confirms a second-season
Fans of the Netflix series “Dear White People” can count on a second-season of the popular show in 2018. The series stars Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Marque Richardson. Production on the ten-episode second season is slated to begin later this year, with the cast and crew set to return as well.
From creator and executive producer Justin Simien, “Dear White People” premiered globally on Netflix April 28, 2017. Yvette Lee Bowser will also return as showrunner, with Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev again executive-producing. “Dear White People” is produced by Lionsgate for Netflix.
The show itself is set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university, where racial tensions bubble just below the surface. According to the show Dear White People “is a send-up of the now post “post-racial” America that weaves together a universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a wholly unique path.” The satirical series — which picks up where the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name left off – follows a group of Winchester University’s students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and activism in the millennial age. The official description continues, “Through an absurdist lens, Dear White People utilizes biting irony, self-deprecation and sometimes brutal honesty to hold up a mirror to the issues plaguing society today, all the while leading with laughter.”
The confirmation came just after Netflix confirmed a third-season of the animated-comedy ‘F is for Family’. That show features the voice talents of Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry and Haley Reinhart. All together these actors bring the Murphy family to life on the small-screen. The show also features Sam Rockwell, who voices the swinging neighbor Vic. “F is for Family” is produced by Gaumont Television and Wild West Television, with Burr, Vince Vaughn, Emmy award-nominee Peter Billingsley and showrunner Michael Price serving as executive producers. Michael Lagnese and Victoria Vaughn, from Wild West Television, are co-executive producers on the series.