“Dear White People” is coming back for a sophomore season on Netflix.

The pickup was announced Friday. Season 2 is set for sometime in 2018, with the principal cast — Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Marque Richardson — all set to return.

The show, based on the 2014 movie written and directed by Justin Simien (who’s an executive producer of the series), follows students of color at a fictional, predominantly white Ivy League university and the way they navigate through that world.

“Dear White People” premiered on Netflix in late April to universally positive reviews. Netflix doesn’t release viewing figures for its shows, but it’s obviously done well enough for the streaming service to ask for more.

Simien, showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser (“Black-ish,” “A Different World”), Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev executive produce the show. Production on Season 2 is set to start later this year.

“Dear White People” joins these shows that have been renewed for 2017-18 and beyond.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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