Netflix has dropped a trailer for the final season of “Dear White People,” and many were shocked to learn that the fourth season will be a musical.
“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. Sometimes the only way to move forward is to throw it back,” the show’s synopsis reads.
“Dear White People” was based on Justin Simien’s 2014 movie of the same name. Much like the movie, the series has remained hard-hitting and unafraid to tackle society’s elephant’s in the room… but will a musical of the show be able to hit as hard?
Time will tell.
The show stars Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Marque Richardson.
Speaking to PopSugar last year, Browning, who plays the show’s lead, said she was excited to get back to filming after being on lockdown.
“[Being back] has been a dream come true because, as an artist, I spend a lot of time at home and a lot of time by myself anyway. So, during the pandemic, being all of those things to the 10th degree, a hundredth degree, was a bit dismal,” she said. “Being on set with my cast, celebrating that it’s our last season, and being able to tell these great stories, using our art as our activism, and continuing to uplift the community through that platform, I think is the perfect sendoff.”
She also hinted at the musical theme, sharing that the crew was “so turnt,” and that she was looking forward to “popping bottles and dancing and shaking our little rumps.” Browning added, “It’s been a long journey together and it’s just a commencement for everyone to go on and do more great things.”
The final season airs on Sept. 22.