Netflix has released the trailer for the musical final season for Dear White People: Vol. 4, which is set to premiere on the streamer on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, and there is a lot to unpack from the trailer.
The show is inspired and seen as an extension of Justin Simien’s eponymous film and is set in the fictional institution of Winchester College where a student named Sam White starts a radio show called Dear White People that quickly garners a lot of attention.
In this show, issues related to race, class, sexuality and more are addressed to start conversations. Topics such as systemic violence and racism, police brutality, internalised homophobia, abusive power and more are brought to attention too.
Starring Logan Browning, DeRon Horton, Brandon B. Bell, Marque Richardson, Antoinette Robertson, Ashley Blaine Featherson, John Patrick Amedori, this satirical dramedy is helmed by Simien and Jaclyn Moore.
The trailer looks pretty awesome and has a burst of colour, dance, music and madness as the students of Winchester take a stand. The trailer also indicates that a part of the finale shall be set in the future that shall constantly have flashbacks to the group’s senior year in college.
The trailer starts off with Sam wearing a silver and highly stylised face mask, talking to Lionel and reminiscing their senior year when they took part in The Varsity Show, and their lives became an exciting ‘90s-themed musical. White even asks Lionel if he would not want that feeling of exuberance and extravaganza back.
Their senior year abounds in serious drama, fun and frolic. Not only are the musical moments confined to the stage, but also the students can be seen bursting into songs and grooving to their own music in dorms, gun ranges etc. Reggie singing a soulful ‘Virtual Insanity’ at a gun range is as exciting as Troy’s LL Cool J attempts in his dorm.
The trailer also shows how the gang will face a new challenge where Black AF, a student group comprising only Black students, shall protest against the upcoming The Varsity Show by alleging it to be a minstrel show. It is upon the gang to prove them wrong and continue with their passion.
While we wait patiently for the series to hit the streaming platform, stream the trailer below: