Filmmaker Justin Simien has had an excellent run of creating a franchise with “Dear White People.” What began as celebrated Sundance indie that launched the career of Tessa Thompson while taking on racial issues and white ignorance in America with a satirical spin so turned into a Netflix series. After four successful seasons, Simien is about to move on. So yes, “Dear White People” season four is its final season, and Netflix has released a new teaser that unveils a September 22 premiere date.
Set against the backdrop of senior year at Winchester as well as a not-so-distant, post-pandemic future, “Dear White People Vol. 4” finds our characters looking back at the most formative (and theatrical) year of their lives. Both an Afro-futuristic and 90s-inspired musical event, “Dear White People Vol. 4” is a can’t-miss, farewell experience with one pitch-perfect promise: sometimes the only way to move forward is to throw it back.
The cast of season four consists of Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson, and Marque Richardson. Simien and executive producer Jaclyn Moore serve as co-showrunners on the show that debuts September 22 on Netflix.
Justin Simien is a busy bee, as the creator is attached to develop Lucasfilm‘s Lando Calrissian event series (expected to star Donald Glover) for Disney+ along with directing a reboot of “Haunted Mansion” this fall starring LaKeith Stanfield (“Get Out, “Uncut Gems,” “Judas & The Black Messiah“) and Tiffany Haddish (“Bad Trip“) based on the iconic ghostly theme park ride.
We’re still waiting on an official update from Lucasfilm on “Lando” and when that will actually happen as Simien is obviously with Disney’s “Haunted Mansion” for the foreseeable future, and the same could be said for Glover.