Netflix orders a collection based mostly on the film 'Pricey White Individuals'

Netflix orders a series based on the movie 'Dear White People'

Lionsgate / ‘Pricey White Individuals’

As Netflix’s retailer of unique content material continues to develop by leaps and bounds, The Hollywood Reporter notes it’s including one other new collection: Pricey White Individuals. It is based mostly on 2014 movie with the identical identify that took a satirical take a look at the experiences of minority college students in a majority white Ivy League setting. Its creator Justin Simien made a trailer for the flick together with his tax return to advertise an Indiegogo marketing campaign that funded the film, which went on to win the Particular Jury Award for Breakthrough Expertise on the Sundance Movie Pageant.

Lionsgate’s Roadside Points of interest launched the unique film (which was out there on Netflix streaming for a time earlier than it left because the service’s cope with Epix expired), and Lionsgate TV is producing the collection, its second cope with Netflix after Orange is the New Black. In accordance with Deadline, Simien is writing the ten episode collection adaptation, and can direct the primary episode.

Simien had beforehand stated he pictured the film as a collection, just like one thing like A Totally different World. That is notably notable given The Washington Publish’s current report on the dearth of black TV exhibits on Netflix and different streaming providers (it added ADW in March 2015), and barely decrease adoption amongst minority teams. It is also solely the second Netflix unique I can consider to function a black author and (presumably, if it follows the casting of the film) lead characters, after Cheo Hodari Coker on Marvel’s Luke Cage collection. That is not for lack of making an attempt in fact, because it misplaced out to a decrease bid for Nate Parker’s Start of a Nation on the Sundance pageant earlier this yr.