It’s been a huge day for Justin Simien (Bad Hair). Via Deadline, the creator of Dear White People dropped the teaser for the fourth and final installment of the show which will drop September 22 on Netflix. He then followed up the big news with the announcement of a deal for his content with Paramount+.
First, Dear White People is sadly coming to an end with its flash final season. Although it’s hard to say goodbye to such a great show, a concise four season run goes right along with the premise that each season is a year at Winchester.
The teaser is shaking up everything for the series in its last run as the new season will be a musical. The sneak peek starts by saying, “The only way to move forward is to throw it back.” That’s right, the show is taking it back to the 1990’s. The flashy costumes and hair in the scenes are definitely 90’s-themed and the entire trailer is set to Montell Jordan’s hit song, “This Is How We Do It.” The new season is going to be a blast for older and younger audiences alike.
The main cast all seems to be back as Logan Browning (Hit the Floor), DeRon Horton (AHS: 1984), and Brandon P. Bell (Hollywood Heights) are all returning. It will be hard to say goodbye to these great actors as the show wraps it up this year.
The bittersweet trailer drop was made so much sweeter for creator Simien as he reached a big deal with Paramount+ for content today, according to Deadline. The two sides agreed on a three-year deal for original television series that will be made via his production company, Culture Machine.
“Backed by an enthusiastic dream team at Paramount Television Studios, I’m thrilled to have the resources to apply my passion for identifying and developing the stars, storytellers and artists of tomorrow on an exponentially larger scale,” Simien said in a statement obtained by Deadline. He went on to add, “During Dear White People’s incredible four season run, it’s been an honor to facilitate bold-by-design, inclusive-by-default storytelling that pushes for better, more nuanced representation on screen as well as in the writers room, the director’s chair and across all departments.”
It is sad that there is only one more season in the cards for Dear White People, but the new deal with Paramount+ is a sign that more amazing content from Simien is on the way.