In the first trailer for the upcoming Netflix series ‘Dear White People,’ viewers quickly learn that the series is not going to let up on any of the satirical sting present in the original film.
The series is an adaptation of writer and director Justin Simien’s 2014 feature film of the same name.
Simien wrote all 10 half-hour episodes and directed the premiere. It tells the story of a diverse group of students of colour experiencing campus life at a fictional Ivy League university dominated by white students. The series stars Logan Browning, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Marque Richardson. Brandon P. Bell will reprise his role from the film as Troy Fairbanks, a political science student campaigning to become the first black student president.
The trailer – which you can watch above – opens with a “warning” that “the following program is meant for both white and black audiences, and every other color imaginable” — a jab at the outspoken dissenters who have threatened to boycott the streaming service over the past few months.
“Dear White People” drops on April 28.