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.