Dear White People, a comedy series based on Justin Simien’s indie film, will go into production this month. The series, produced by Lionsgate, will air on Netflix worldwide in 2014. Set among a diverse group of students of color as they navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college, the series challenges the myth of a “post-racial” America. Antoinette Robertson (The Haves and Have Nots), DeRon Horton (Dirt), John Patrick Amedori (The Vatican Tapes), Ashley Blaine Featherson (Drew, Glee) and Marque Richardson (All the Way). Simien will write for the series and direct several episodes.

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