After the great success of season 3, Netflix went on its YouTube channel to announce the renewal of Dear White People for a fourth and final season. In addition, creator Justin Simien released a statement through a press release on the occasion of the renewal:
“I am so grateful for having worked with Netflix for four years. Thanks to the many talented writers, this show was brought me on my path and changed my life. I look forward to shaping a celebratory and adequate final chapter for this transformative experience.”
Sometime before the official announcement, during a conversation with Collider, he said,
“Yes, of course. I always have a clue of what I want to do as I finish the previous season. There is something about the feeling of the response, and it occurs to me what to do next. The same thing happened to me again, and I’m excited. I hope to have the opportunity to tell you about it next year or, actually, even sooner. I have in mind a way to approach the following season.”
Dear White People Season: Release Date
After the third season’s release, which ended on a much-wanted cliffhanger, Netflix did not wait long to renew the show. Moreover, later the streaming giant revealed that the fourth and final season would premiere on September 22, 2021.
Dear White People Season 4: Plot
After discovering that Edward Ruskin (Giancarlo Esposito), the show’s narrator, is a part of a mysterious society called The Order of X, we found more. His actual identity is that of Dr. Edward Ruskin, a professor at Winchester who was supposed to take a year off but was still wandering around the school. When Lionel and Sam visit him at home, Ruskin tells them that the order has been corrupted by a faction struggling to preserve its power and wealth rather than doing what is right.
He covered up the sexual harassment allegations made against Professor Moses Brown and threatened the victims to keep them silent. In addition, viewers and characters are given the information that some of the most influential black men in the country are within this society. To go against it would mean compromising their future, as happened to Troy Fairbanks, who published a satirical piece exposing Brown.
In season 4 of Dear White People, the protagonists are in their last year at the Winchester, in a not too distant post-pandemic future, and they will find themselves looking back to their most formative years. For the moment, we have no other plot details about Dear White People Season 4.
Cast: Actors & Characters
These actors who will return to be part of the cast of Season 4 of Dear White People:
- Logan Browning as Samantha White;
- Brandon P. Bell as Troy Fairbanks;
- DeRon Horton as Lionel Higgins;
- Antoniette Robertson as Colandrea Conners;
- John Patrick Amerodi as Gabe Mitchell;
- Marque Richardson as Reggie Green;
- Ashley Blaine Featherson as Joelle Brooks;
- Giancarlo Esposito as the narrator / Edward Ruskin.