“Think ‘Moonlight’ meets ‘Sex and the City,’ but boiling over with all the tea,” says Joelle (Ashley Blaine Featherson) in the new trailer for “Dear White People” volume three, which premieres on Netflix on Friday, August 2. That may or may not be self-referential about the show itself, but I’d sure watch that. Check out the trailer above.
Created by Justin Simien based on the 2014 independent film he wrote and directed, “Dear White People” is a pointed satire about race relations in the 21st century as seen through the eyes of black students at fictional Winchester University, a mostly white ivy league institution. That includes but is not limited to Sam White (Logan Browning), an activist who hosts the on-campus radio show that gives the series its title; Lionel (DeRon Horton), a gay student journalist trying to fit in and find his voice; and Coco (Antoinette Robertson), an ambitious social climber with lofty ambitions.
The series is narrated by Giancarlo Esposito, who stepped out of the shadows at the very end of season two when he revealed himself to Sam and Lionel as a leader of the Order of X, a secret society they had been fighting to uncover. Esposito pops up in the trailer as well, so it looks like we’ll be learning more about the Order in the new collection of episodes. And he’s not the only guest star who will be making appearances in season three. In a previous casting announcement video (watch below), we learned that the show is also welcoming Yvette Nicole Brown, Blair Underwood, Laverne Cox and Simien himself.
Are you excited to spill the tea with Winchester’s students, faculty and special guests?
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