Filmmaker Justin Simien is set to adapt his own acclaimed 2014 comedy feature “Dear White People” into a ten-episode Netflix half-hour comedy TV series.
Netflix has given the project a straight-to-series order with the action following 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.
The series is a send up of ‘post-racial’ America that also weaves a universal story about forging one’s own unique path. Simien will write the series and direct the first episode, with production kicking off later this year for a 2017 debut.
It’s unclear if any of the movie’s original cast will be onboard, but Devon Shepard, Stephanie Allain Bray and Julia Lebedev are set to executive produce.
Source: The Live Feed