The Armstrong-Parker crew will be obsessed with another hit show when the second season of Netflix’s Dear White People returns.
Instead of the hilarious Scandal parody Defamation, this season the gang will be obsessed with a Love and Hip Hop-inspired reality show called Trap-House Tricks.
Emmy-winner Lena Waithe joins the cast and will star in the show-within-a-show as ‘P Ninny,’ a rapper.
“It’s Lena if Lena was a hot mess. It’s proto-Lena,” says series creator Justin Simien about this excessive character.
““I’ve never played anyone like this character,” says Waithe, who was a producer on the movie upon which the series is based. “What’s so funny about her is that she’s not aware of how she’s coming off to the world. But, she’s a lot of fun. I just got be like really silly and crazy, and say crazy stuff, because that’s what happens in that world.”
“As the season unfolds, P Ninny embarks on a journey of self-discovery that mirrors the main characters’ lives and, in typical Dear White People style, offers up some social commentary. “It’s [us] having fun and making our own commentary on the state of black people in television and in culture and how that affects people, particularly our protagonists,” says Simien.
We can’t wait to watch when Dear White People returns in 2018.