Published May 05, 2016It's been two years since Justin Simien released his excellent feature Dear White People. Rather than move on from the project, the film is being expanded into a television series for Netflix.
In fact, Simien has been talking about turning the film into a series since it was first released. Fortunately, his dream has come true and the series will arrive in 2017.
"During the film's release, I had the pleasure to speak with hundreds of students and faculty across a variety of college campuses dealing with these very issues in real time," Simien said in a statement. "I'm so grateful to have this platform – not only to give a voice to those too often unheard in our culture, but to also tell great stories from new points of views."
Cindy Holland, VP of original content at Netflix, added, "Justin is a gifted storyteller whose bold, unique vision is perfectly suited to 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."
Watch the trailer for the original Dear White People film below.