‘Dear White People’ Renewed for Fourth and Final Season by Netflix

Series creator Justin Simien will return as co-showrunner alongside Yvette Lee Bowser

Last Updated: October 2, 2019 @ 10:01 AM

We’re going back to Winchester University one last time: “Dear White People” has been renewed for a fourth and final season at Netflix, the streaming service said Wednesday.

Series creator Justin Simien will act as co-showrunner, writer and executive producer alongside Yvette Lee Bowser for the critically acclaimed show’s 10-episode Season 4.

Returning for the comedy’s final season are stars Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Marque Richardson, among others.

“Dear White People,” which hails from Lionsgate Television, is based on Simien’s 2014 film of the same name. The comedy launched its first on Netflix in April 2017, with the second season being released in May 2018, and the third debuting Aug. 2 of this year.

“I’m so grateful my little indie-that-could has made it to four seasons at Netflix!” Simien said. “This show, along with the many talented storytellers it has brought into my orbit, has changed my life and I can’t wait to create a celebratory final volume befitting such a transformative experience.”

Watch the announcement video for the final season above.

Here’s the official description for the series, courtesy of Netflix:

Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is a send-up of the now post “post-racial” America that weaves together a universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a wholly unique path. The satirical series — which picked up where the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name left off – follows a group of Winchester University’s students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and activism in the millennial age. Through an absurdist lens, Dear White People utilizes biting irony, self-deprecation and sometimes brutal honesty to hold up a mirror to the issues plaguing society today, all the while leading with laughter.

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