Dear White People Season 4: Based on a 2014 indie film of the same name created by Justin Simien, which achieved immense popularity when it was later developed in a show.
The satirical drama revolving around a group of Black students fighting their way against racism at white-dominant Winchester University was renewed for a fourth and last season in August 2019, following the release of its third season.
Set in the 90s, Justin Simien’s musical will cover some of the classic songs from the era, namely, Johnny Gill’s ‘Rub You The Right Way, ‘This Is How We Do It, En Vouge’s ‘Free Your Mind’ and many more.
Dear White People is one of the few shows that capture college life better than the others revolving around the same concept. The costumes, the actors, and the storyline, everything being perfect, makes this show one of the best we have seen in a long time. With a rating of 6.2 out of 10 on IMDb, the three seasons of Dear White People can be labeled as one of the best, and the same response is expected for the fourth and final season of the show.
The fourth and final season will consist of 10 episodes from 21 to 36 minutes in duration. Here’s everything we know about the fourth season of Dear White People.
Dear White People Season 4: What Will Happen Next?
As reported so far, in the final season, Sam will try to conquer the Winchester’s Varsity Show, an annual student-produced satirical musical based on a 100-year-old Columbia University tradition.
This time, the Black students led by Troy are to be held in charge of writing the 90s themed show. The season will also feature an extended time leap to the post-pandemic future, revealing what the characters have done since their graduation, giving the storyline a firm ending.
The official synopsis of the fourth season reads,
“Set against the backdrop of senior year at Winchester as well as a not-so-distant, post-pandemic future, Dear White People Vol. 4 finds our characters looking back at the most formative (and theatrical) year of their lives. Both an Afro-futuristic and 90s-inspired musical event, Dear White People Vol. 4 is a can’t-miss, farewell experience with one pitch-perfect promise: sometimes the only way to move forward is to throw it back.”
As revealed in the teaser, the final season will be the show’s first-ever musical season, and it seems like the show has been inspired by CW’s Riverdale, which includes many musical episodes every season. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the plan for a musical season was in the mind of Justin Simien for a long time.
During a conversation, Simien revealed that he was willing to do something unique and unexpected for the final season for a long time. The third season revolved around the mystery of Order of X, a secret society. Sam, Troy, and others try to figure out the truth behind it, and at the end of Season 3, it was revealed that the community exists and manages to cover up scandals so that its members can hold onto their status at every cost. But it is the starting for the mystery of Order of X to unfold. The fourth season will indeed conclude the mystery, and all the truth will be out in the public domain.
Moreover, the show will continue to explore issues like it has done all this time.
Dear White People: Is Season 4 The Last?
Streaming giant Netflix and series creator Justin Simien have already confirmed that the show will mark its end with the fourth season concluding the story of Blacks in Winchester. Though Simien confirmed that the show is ending, during a conversation with Deadline, the showrunner said that he is absolutely in love with the ideas of spin-offs for some characters to start new conversations.
If Netflix agrees with the creator’s thoughts, we will be witnessing an announcement regarding a spin-off soon after the release of Season 4.
Dear White People Season 4: When Will It Release?
In August 2021, Netflix announced that the final season of Dear White People would hit the streaming service on September 22, 2021. Over two years have passed since the release of Season 3 in August 2019, and the wait is finally over. The delay in the series was caused due to the halt in its production after it was greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dear White People Season 4: Who Is Returning?
After the official announcement of Season 4, Netflix also revealed the main characters that will be returning in the final season. Here’s everyone returning for the new season:
- Logan Browning as Sam
- Brandon P. Bell as Troy
- Marque Richardson as Reggie
- Antoinette Robertson as Coco
- DeRon Horton as Lionel
- John Patrick Amedori as Gabe
- Ashley Blaine Featherson as Joelle
Actor Jeremy Tardy won’t be returning for the final season with his character Rashid Bakr. After several announcements from Lionsgate, the actor denied to return for the final season and announced his exit from the series, due to discrimination in pay negotiations. He shared the announcement of his exit on Twitter,
The actor penned down a huge note about his exit from the show, blaming the producers for discrimination.
“Unfortunately, I will not be joining Netflix’s Dear White People for its fourth and final season due to my experience with Lionsgate and their practices of racial discrimination,” wrote the actor.
Dear White People Season 4: Who’s New In The Cast?
The fourth and final season of Netflix’s Dear White People will be a treat for fans. Queer Eye star Karamo Brown has reportedly joined the show in a recurring role. So far, details regarding his character have not been revealed yet. Moreover, How to Get Away With Murder star Rome Flynn will also join the show as another recurring character. He will be portraying the role of David who will have a relationship with Coco.
Dear White People Season 4: Is A Trailer Available?
With over a month remaining for the release of Dear White People Season 4, the streaming giant has dropped a trailer for the final season confirming that it will be a musical season. The official trailer dives deep into the final season and expresses the end of the show.
The trailer starts with the senior college year of Winchester Black students with songs and frequent dance moves. The final season will release in September 2022, until then here’s a trailer you can enjoy: