The horror satire will be just as biting and witty as Simien’s Netflix series.
Justin Simien is collaborating once again with the team who helped bring his hit movie and series, Dear White People, to our screens, this time working on a horror satire called Bad Hair.
According to Deadline, the film will parallel the rise of New Jack Swing in 1989 and follow an ambitious young woman who gets a weave in order to assimilate and thrive in music television. However, things take a turn when she realizes that her hair has a mind of its own.
The horror satire will contain the same with and humor as Simien’s Dear White People, which took a look at Black students lives at a pre-dominantly white university.
“This will be both a love letter to Black women and a critique of the cultural forces our society puts them through,” Simien said, adding that teaming up with Sight Unseen, a new production company created by Simien’s Dear White People collaborators, will see “work that both entertains and holds a mirror up to society.”
While we’ll have to wait a bit for this exciting new project, Dear White People is set to return in 2018 with a ten-episode second season.