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Netflix is making another original series, this one based on the 2014 film 'Dear White People'.

The film was a satire on the experience of ethnic minority students in an overwhelmingly white Ivy League environment.

It was made by Justin Simien, off the back off a crowdfunding campaign through the website Indiegogo. It went on to win the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the Sundance Film Festival.

Simien is writing the 10-episode series adaptation, and will direct the first episode.

The Washington Post recently reported on the dearth of TV shows on Netflix written by and starring black people. This should go some way to righting that wrong.

Original series are becoming ever more crucial for streaming services as a way to differentiate themselves and pull in more subscribers. Netflix has led the charge with 'Orange is the New Black' and numerous Marvel series, but Amazon is snapping at its heels with the Emmy Award-winning 'Transparent' and the new as-yet-untitled car show from Jeremy Clarkson and the rest of the ex-'Top Gear' gang.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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