Fans of Netflix’s provocatively conscious series, Dear White People have something to look forward to in 2018. On Friday it was announced during Essence Festival 2017 that Dear White People will officially be returning for a second season.
Justin Simien’s dramedy about the Black student contingent on an Ivy League campus will get ten episodes with production slated for later this year.
Coming back to the show will be Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Marque Richardson. Yvette Lee Bowser will return as showrunner, with Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev again executive producing.
“Next season we’ll definitely see what’s going on with Joelle’s love life,” Featherson told ESSENCE about what’s potentially planned for her character next season. “We’ll definitely delve into her back story, which so many people are up in arms about.”
“I think that it feels better than it did before,” Featherson said about the current state of film and TV production. “Not even being a Black artist, but a Black person. I turn on the TV screen and go to the movies and feel slightly more represented.”
The first season of Dear White People can currently be viewed on Netflix streaming services.