There are very less shows on television that can maturely handle sensitive topics like racism and LGBTQ rights while also maintaining a genuinely humorous tone throughout. Netflix’s Dear White People, developed by Justin Simien, is one rare gem. The show revolves around the lives of Winchester college students and the casual racism they deal with. The fourth season dropped on streaming in September, leaving the fans excited for Dear White People Season 5. But when is it coming? Lets’ find out.
Will There Be Dear White People Season 5?
The fourth season of the comedy series premiered on Netflix on September 22, 2021. As far as Dear White White People Season 5 is concerned, we got confirmation in October 2019 that the fourth season will be the last outing of the series. So, as far as the official word is concerned, Dear White People Season 5 has been canceled.
Series creator Justin Simien talked about the show in an interview. He stated, “Each season, we would go into it, not knowing if we just made the last season…and then there’s this waiting process that just stretches on for months.” Simon also added, “Also some of the things that I’ve just been holding back on because maybe there were crazy for an early season, I can do all of those things now. For me, it’s actually very liberating and freeing. I think this is the right time to conclude this chapter of Dear White People.”
Meanwhile, in another media conversation, Justin Simien mentioned, “There might be ways for the characters to live on too, but this particular chapter of these characters’ lives for me needs to come to a satisfying conclusion because there are other stories that I need to tell.”
Dear White People Cast!
In the cast of Dear White People, fans have seen Logan Browning leading the cast as Samantha White, a student at Winchester college, fighting for social change in the institute. The show also stars Brandon P. Bell as Troy Fairbanks, DeRon Horton as Lionel Higgins. On the other hand, Antoinette Robertson appears as Colandrea “Coco” Conners, while John Patrick Amedori plays Samantha’s lover Gabe Mitchell in the series.
Other cast members include Ashley Blaine Featherson as Joelle Brooks and Marque Richardson playing Reggie Green. If the series returns for Dear White People Season 5, viewers are likely to see most of the cast reprising their roles. On the other hand, they might be introduced to some new characters in the next season.
What Will Happen In Dear White People Season 5?
The plot and storyline of Dear White People Season 5 will continue after the ending of the fourth season of the series. The fourth season ended on a cliffhanger note. The makers will go with the continuance of the previous season’s plot. As of now, there is next to nothing about the plot of the upcoming fifth season. So, fans have to wait till the creators share a teaser or official synopsis. Then we will find out what may happen in Dear White White People Season 5.
Is There A True Story Behind Dear White People?
‘Dear White People’ is based on a genuine story in part. Simien’s title was inspired by a friend’s informal communications regarding black cultural components being taken up and dumped as trends by mostly white populations. The title, which is also the name of the contentious radio show broadcast by the show’s biracial protagonist and film student Sam, emphasizes how black kids in America struggle to define themselves in the face of opposing perspectives from both their communities and the dominant white population.
Simien’s experience as an openly gay guy well-versed in queer online culture informs the show’s investigation of queer society. Predominantly seen through Lionel’s eyes, a young homosexual journalism student. Simien was able to develop characters who strongly hang on to their divergent ideas as they cope with love, education, activism, and politics by delving into various facets of his own personality.
The protagonists in ‘Dear White People’ are not without guilt, and as they navigate through a modern world that insists on seeing no color while yet engaging in casual racism. They are forced to face their own harmful preconceived beliefs about black and white identities.