Based on the 2014 film of the same name, Dear White People is a satirical comedy that chronicles the lives of several black college students at an Ivy League institution. The characters must deal with issues surrounding modern race relations, exacerbated by the predominantly white population at the fictional Winchester University.
As reported by The Oprah Magazine, season 4 will be the series’ final season.
Here’s what we know so far about season 4 of Dear White People.
Dear White People season 4 release date
Season 4 of Dear White People was initially set to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2020. As reported by CinemaBlend, production for season 4 of Dear White People was delayed due to coronavirus. Here is what series creator Justin Simien had to say about when fans can expect season 4:
Well, the fourth season has been written and unfortunately has been proven, to me and the writers anyway, to be more relevant than it was before we even knew that we were sort of making this show for a post-George Floyd world. We’re just kind of waiting to figure out what is the safest way to shoot the show. I think all of Hollywood is grappling with how do you start production back safely and that still can meet the ambitions of the season? I think we’re grappling with that and maybe we’ll get a chance to shoot it this year. I certainly hope so.
Dear White People season 4 cast
As reported by RadioTimes, season 4 will see Logan Browning reprise her role as Samantha White. DeRon Horton, Brandon P. Bell, and Giancarlo Esposito are also expected to return.
Previous seasons of Dear White People have featured some amazing guest stars. There have been appearances from Yvetter Nicole Brown, Laverne Cox, Flavor Flav, and Tessa Thompson, who starred in the 2014 film on which the series is based.
We can only speculate about who might pop up in season 4, but hopefully, fans will be seeing some awesome guest stars.
Dear White People season 4 synopsis
Here is what series creator Justin Simien told Deadline about the plot of season 4:
Virtue signalling is going to be a big part of the season. The myth of meritocracy, which sounds so highfalutin, but this idea that we can sort of put up an Instagram post, to support black lives and then sort of like wipe our hands and we’re done. Or the sort of false equivalent of a black person getting an opportunity because suddenly the world is invested in black lives and they think that they’ve done enough. You know what happens next? You know capitalism is still here and alive and well. Racism and the patriarchy and all kinds of horrible things live on in every institution, including capitalism. So, what happens to a black life after it’s been declared that it mattered was really the question of this season before we realized how urgent that question needed to be asked.
Dear White People season 4 trailer
As of right now, there is no trailer for season 4 of Dear White People. The show’s renewal for season 4 was announced in a FaceTime call between the main cast members, which you can check out below.