Netflix has released its full trailer for Dear White People, a 10-episode comedy series starring Logan Browning. Browning will be joined by Brandon P. Bell, Nia Long, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Marque Richardson and Ashley Blaine Featherson.
The trailer, entitled “Trigger Warning” showcases the series based on Justin Simien’s feature film debut, also titled Dear White People and based on Simien’s own experiences at a predominately white university.
Brandon P. Bell (who co-starred in the original film) is reprising his role, playing Troy Fairbanks who is campaigning to become Winchester University’s first black student president. Logan Browning portrays the role originated by Tessa Thompson in the film – Samantha White, a biracial film major at the fictional Winchester University, a prestigious and predominantly white school, whose radio show “Dear White People” lands her a spot in a campus political movement where she becomes the voice of the movement, but also struggles to find her own voice within the noise.
Nia Long plays Neika Hobbs, who is described as an African American studies professor at Winchester University with a whip-smart intellect and unflappable confidence, whose pulled-together professional life contrasts a more complicated personal one.
Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev, who both served as executive producers of the original film, are doing the same for the series, along with Yvette Lee Bowser.
Netflix’s Dear White People is set to premiere on April 28, 2017.