One of Netflix’s leading dramedies has been renewed for another season.
The Justin Simien-created “Dear White People” will be returning for a third season on the streaming platform next year, Netflix announced Thursday. The series, which bears the same title and story as Simien’s 2014 film of the same name, has been a critical favorite ever since it made its debut last year. Set at a predominantly white Ivy League school, the show focuses on a specific, diverse group of students as they navigate their way through various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.
Created by Simien, the series features a cast of both new faces and actors who starred in the original 2014 film. They include Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton, Antoinette Robertson, John Patrick Amedori, Giancarlo Esposito, and more.
Since Netflix doesn’t publicly release their ratings or viewership numbers, it’s hard to know just how large the audience for “Dear White People” has been throughout its first two seasons. However, the series has been on the receiving end of consistently positive reviews from critics over the past 2 years, many of whom gave its second season the same level of praise as its predecessor.
Now, only time will tell if Simien and Co. can keep that high quality going for another season, and if they so, can also start garnering some of the attention in the TV awards circles that it’s been denied up until this point.