Dear White People season 3 is set to make its debut on Netflix later this summer. Billed as Volume 3, the third season of the highly-acclaimed series will drop on August 2. The announcement was made via a new teaser. While the video doesn't contain any actual footage from the upcoming batch of new episodes, it does attempt to settle the Great Grits Debate, as they've billed it.
The video sees various members of the cast debating their preference when it comes to grits, be it salty or sweet. They all make their case and then, in an attempt to open themselves up to new experiences, swap different styles of grits in order to try something new. The results end up a bit mixed. The video ends with the August 2 premiere date confirmation. It was released, rather appropriately, on Juneteenth. The day is meant to commemorate the June 19, 1865 abolition of slavery in the state of Texas. More broadly, it's meant to honor the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the country.
This particular Netflix original started life as a movie by the same name, which was initially released in 2014. Writer/director Justin Simien then partnered with the streaming service to bring the movie to the small screen, with the first season making its debut in April 2017. It was met with widespread critical acclaim and, as such, we're about to get a third season in the very near future. Cast members Logan Browning, Marque Richardson, John Patrick Amedori, Nia Jervier, DeRon Horton and Antoinette Robertson are all set to return for season 3.
Dear White People centers on a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface. The series serves as 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 picks up where the movie left off. It follows a group of students of color from the fictional Winchester University as they make their way through a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or incorrectness) and activism in the millennial age. Utilizing an absurdist lens, the series deals in biting irony, self-deprecation and sometimes brutal honesty to hold up a mirror to society.
Netflix isn't like a regular network. Many of their original shows get canceled after just a season or two. So when something actually gets this far, there tends to be a good reason for it. As Disney+ and other major streaming services are set to enter the marketplace, Netflix is going to have to do a lot in order to keep its stranglehold on the market. They're currently far and away the leader in the space, boasting just shy of 150 million subscribers worldwide. Be sure to check out the video for yourself. We'll be sure to bring the season 3 trailer your way as soon as Netflix makes it available.