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Dear White People

the-series-philosopher-dear-white-peopleDear White People is an American satirical comedy-drama television series on Netflix, based on the 2014 film of the same name. Justin Simien returned to write and direct episodes of the series. It follows a group of students of color at a predominantly white school who face social injustice. Each episode, besides the finale, focuses on a particular character. Netflix ordered ten 30-minute episodes and the first season was released on April 28, 2017.

Cast and characters

Main characters

  • Logan Browning (Hit the Floor, Powers, Meet the Browns, Summerland) as Samantha White
  • Brandon P. Bell (Insecure, Hollywood Heights, 2 Broke Girls, Switched) as Troy Fairbanks. Bell reprises his role from the film.
  • DeRon Horton (Lethal Weapon) as Lionel Higgins
  • Antoinette Robertson (The Haves and the Have Nots , Hart of Dixie) as Colandrea “Coco” Conners
  • John Patrick Amedori (Hindsight, Gossip Girl, Vanished) as Gabe Mitchell
  • Marque Richardson (The Newsroom, True Blood, My Alibi) as Reggie Green. Richardson reprises his role from the film.
  • Ashley Blaine Featherson (Roomieloverfriends, Hello Cupid) as Joelle Brooks. Featherson reprises her role from the film.

Recurring characters

  • Obba Babatundé (The Bold and the Beautiful, I’m Duying Up Here, Winx Club) as Dean Fairbanks.
  • Ally Maki (Wrecked, 10 Things I Hate about You, Privileged) as Ikumi
  • Caitlin Carver (The Fosters, Hit the Floor) as Muffy Tuttle
  • Wyatt Nash (Hollywood Heights) as Kurt Fletcher
  • Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars, Days of our Lives) as Thane Lockwood
  • Nia Long (Empire, Hand of God, House of Lies) as Neika Hobbs
  • Nia Jervier as Kelsey Phillips
  • Jeremy Tardy (The Mindy Project) as Rashid Bakr
  • Jemar Michael as Al
  • Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as Vanessa
  • Alex Alcheh as Milo
  • DJ Blickenstaff (Colony) as Silvio
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