added: Thu, Apr 13th '17
"I just want to say that I find your show offensive and highly divisive." A voice says in the first moments of the newly released trailer for "Dear White People," Netflix's latest original series that has recently become a lightning rod for controversy as certain groups on social media have found the title and subject matter insulting.
The Netflix series is a satirical comedy that takes place on an Ivy League college campus. The title is a reference to the name of a fictional college radio talk show, which is hosted by an outspoken African-American female activist who is known around campus for debating her callers about the racial and cultural divide between black and white students.
Created by filmmaker Justin Simien, "Dear White People," the series, is based on Simien's 2014 Sundance-winning comedy of the same name. The show boasts a large ensemble cast that includes Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton, Antoinette Robertson, Ashley Blaine Featherson, John Patrick Amedori, Wyatt Nash, Jemar Michael and Caitlin Carver.
The first season of the Netflix series, which will consist of ten half-hour episodes, is set to premiere later this month, beginning Friday, April 28th.
Students of color navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that's not nearly as "post-racial" as it thinks.
directed by Justin Simien
starring Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton, Antoinette Robertson, Ashley Blaine Featherson, John Patrick Amedori, Wyatt Nash, Jemar Michael, Caitlin Carver
release date April 28, 2017 (on Netflix)