Netflix has released the first Dear White People Season 2 trailer, offering a first look at the new season of Justin Simien’s critically acclaimed Netflix series. The show itself is based on Simien’s 2014 film of the same name and takes place at a predominantly white Ivy League university, chronicling the racial tensions that bubble just under the surface. The series sends up “post-racial America” in hilarious, biting fashion, hitting upon hard truths while also serving as terrific entertainment in and of itself.
This Season 2 trailer is gorgeous from a visual standpoint, and Simien looks to be exploring plenty of new issues with this second season. And good news for fans of Season 1: This new season maintains the structure of centering each episode around a different character.
Watch the Dear White People Season 2 trailer below. The series stars Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson, and Marque Richardson. Dear White People Season 2 premieres on Netflix on May 4th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Dear White People Season 2:
Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is a send-up of the now post “post-racial” America that weaves together a universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a wholly unique path. The satirical series — based on the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name – continues to follow a group of Winchester University students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and activism in the millennial age. Through an absurdist lens, Dear White People utilizes biting irony, self-deprecation and sometimes brutal honesty to hold up a mirror to the issues plaguing society today, all the while leading with laughter.