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Dear White People (Netflix 2017, Antoinette Robertson, Jemar Michael)

Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is an hilarious send-up of “post-racial” America that weaves together the 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 sometimes misguided activism in the millennial age. 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.

cast
Antoinette Robertson as Coco Conners
Ashley Blaine Featherson as Joelle Brooks
Brandon P. Belll as Troy Fairbanks
Brant Daugherty as Thane Lockwood
DeRon Horton as Lionel Higgins
Jemar Michael as Al
Jeremy Tardy as Rashid Bakr
John Patrick Amedori as Gabe
Logan Browning as Samantha White
Marque Richardson as Reggie
Nia Jervier as Kelsey
Nia Long as Neika Hobbs
Wyatt Nash as Kurt Fletcher

key behind the scenes crew
Devon Shepard as Executive Producer
Julia Lebedev as Executive Producer
Justin Simien as Creator/Executive Producer/Director of pilot
Stephanie Allain Bray as Executive Producer
Yvette Lee Bowser as Executive Producer

show type
sitcom

broadcast from
Released on 28 April 2017
1 season with 10 episodes in total

network and production companies
Netflix – Lionsgate Television