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Premiere Date: TBD
Starring: Brandon P. Bell, Logan Browning, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson
Justin Simien's breakout 2014 indie film depicting fraught race relations in a fictional Ivy League university has been expanded into a 10-episode series by Netflix, and it couldn't be premiering at a more appropriate time. The show will be a continuation of the racial tensions at Winchester University, and will likely have more time and space to dig deeper and make even more poignant points. Simien has written the series and will direct the first episode. Julia Lebedev, who was the executive producer of the film, is also on board as a producer, so the irreverent humor and sharp tone of the movie will likely (and thankfully) be maintained. Even better, a whole bunch of the original cast members are reprising their roles, including Brandon P. Bell as Troy Fairbanks, DeRon Horton as Lionel Higgins, and Marque Richardson as Reggie. Tessa Thompson won't return as Samantha White, the host of the campus radio show that gives the movie its name, but Logan Browning will take over her role. This is mandatory viewing whatever your personal stances on race are; you'll likely learn something along the way regardless. —Julia Pimentel