Netflix Releases ‘Dear White People’ Series Teaser Announcing Premiere Date

Dear White People teaser release date Netflix has released a teaser for their highly-anticipated series adaptation of the hit indie film Dear White People.

Set among 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, Dear White People is a send up of “post-racial” America that also weaves a universal story about forging one’s own unique path. The first look at the series reveals that its done an outstanding job of maintaining the feel of the film, which should come as no surprise since the movie’s creator, Justin Simien, is involved with the Netflix project.

“During the film’s release, I had the pleasure to speak with hundreds of students and faculty across a variety of college campuses dealing with these very issues in real time,” said writer/director/producer Simien in a statement when the show was announced. “I’m so grateful to have this platform – not only to give a voice to those too often unheard in our culture, but to also tell great stories from new points of views. From day one, Lionsgate has been remarkably supportive of the vision for the show, and working with Netflix is every bit as harmonious as I’d imagined it would be. Bringing this show to such a vibrant platform is an honor I don’t take lightly.”

Dear White People stars Logan Browning as Samantha White (Tessa Thompson’s film character), Brandon P Bell returns as Troy Fairbanks, Antoinette Robertson as Coco Conners (Teyonah Parris’ film character), DeRon Horton as Lionel (Tyler James Williams’ film character), and John Patrick Amedori as Gabe (Justin Dobies film character). Nia Long is also set to recur as Neika Hobbs who is described by Deadline as “an African-American studies professor at Winchester University with a whip-smart intellect and unflappable confidence whose pulled-together professional life contrasts a more complicated personal one.”

The series was written by Simien (Dear White People), who also directed the first episode. Devon Shepard (House of Lies, Weeds), Stephanie Allain Bray (Hustle & Flow, Dear White People) and Julia Lebedev (The Dinner, Dear White People) serve as executive producers.

Take a look at the 30 second teaser announcing the show’s premiere date below:

Dear White People will begin streaming on Netflix April 28.