“Dear White People” Series Coming To Netflix
Justin Simien’s 2014 feature film, Dear White People, has been given a series order by Netflix.
Simien will write all 10 half-hour episodes and direct the premiere, which is slated to debut worldwide in 2017.
“Dear White People” tells the story of a diverse group of students of color experiencing campus life at a fictional Ivy League university dominated by white students. Devon Shepard will serve as executive producer alongside Stephanie Allain Bray and Julia Lebedev, who exec produced the film.
The series will be produced by Lionsgate Television, which also produces “Orange Is the New Black” for Netflix. Lionsgate’s Roadside Attractions released the original movie.
“Justin is a gifted storyteller whose bold, unique vision is perfectly suited to Netflix,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix. “His original film ‘Dear White People’ announced the arrival of a fresh, creative voice that had everyone talking, and we’re excited to have Justin create this new series for our members worldwide.”
Congratulations to Justin Simien. There’s no word yet on whether or not they will use the cast from the movie.
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