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Dear White People is going from the silver screen to the Netflix screen. The 2014 independent film that made waves for its satirical look at Ivy-League college from the black perspective will be getting its own series on Netflix. Justin Simien reportedly wrote all ten episodes of the show and will produce the pilot. Justin also directed the film the series is based on.

“The film was a satirical take on students of color at a fictional PWI facing oppression and appropriation, and served as a breakout role for Tessa Thompson. (It’s currently unknown whether she, Teyonah Parris, or the rest of the film’s cast will be involved with the show).”

Catch the series debut in 2017. Rent the original film via Netflix on DVD now.

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A ‘Dear White People’ Series Is Coming To Netflix  was originally published on globalgrind.com

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