Netflix may be getting rid of some first-year shows, but it seems the streaming giant is keeping the critically praised ones around.
Dear White People has been renewed for a sophomore run of ten episodes and production is slated to begin later this year for a 2018 launch.
The series follows several people of color at predominantly white Ivy League university who find themselves facing social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness.
It picked up where the 2014 film of the same name concluded, and kept viewers intrigued for a whole season of sharp storytelling and convincing performances from the cast.
It stars Logan Browning (Hit the Floor), DeRon Horton (Lethal Weapon), Brandon P. Bell (Hollywood Heights), John Patrick Amedori (Gossip Girl), Antoinette Robertson (Hart of Dixie), Ashley Blaine Featherson (Glee) and Marque Richardson (The Newsroom).
Critics connected with the characters and the storyline and the series managed to cement itself as one of Netflix's best, with a 100 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Fans of the show were likely worried about the lack of news surrounding a renewal because of the recent spate of cancelations at the streamer.
Girlboss, The Get Down, Bloodline and Sense8 are just a handful of the shows Netflix has canceled over the last few months.
It did not help matters that Netflix company founder and CEO Reed Hastings revealed during an appearance on CNBC that there were more shows getting the pink slip.
“What really matters is I hope our hit ratio is way too high right now,” Hastings told anchor Julia Boorstin.
“We’ve canceled very few shows.” “I’m always pushing the content team: ‘We have to take more risk, you have to try more crazy things. Because we should have a higher cancel rate overall,’” Hastings explained.
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