It will soon be time to say goodbye to the campus-centered dramedy of Netflix’s hit series Dear White People. After dropping off its third season way back in 2019, it was announced that the show had been renewed for its fourth and final season soon after. While we were sad to hear that it was leaving the airwaves, we were very excited to see how the series would cap off its four-season journey. Nothing could’ve prepared us for what’s coming, though.
Dear White People: Vol. 4 will focus on senior year at the fictional Winchester University as our cast of characters prepares to leave their mark before entering the real world. Senior year can be a surreal experience, and the showrunners are making it even more surreal by making the entire season a ’90s musical experience. You read that right, the last season of DWP will be a musical using hits from the 1990s to help tell the story of the students as they embark on this journey. In the trailer, we get glimpses of what’s to come. Montell Jordan‘s “This Is How We Do It” plays a major part in the trailer, but we get tastes of other hits. That includes Jamiroquai‘s “Virtual Insanity,” Johnny Gill‘s “Rub You The Right Way,” En Vogue‘s “Free Your Mind,” Salt-N-Pepa‘s “None Of Your Business” and others make an appearance. The trailer also sets up some of the season’s big conflicts, including what seems to be a literal class divide between the one-foot-out-the-door seniors and the underclassmen set to rule the campus.
This season promises to give us Dear White People like we’ve never seen it before. Let’s just hope that they’ll also be bringing Morgan Rhodes along as music supervisor and Kris Bowers on music score duties as they did with previous outings. We’ll find out when the final season drops exclusively on Netflix on September 22nd.