Jeremy Tardy (War Dogs, The Mindy Project) has been tapped for a recurring role in Dear White People, Netflix’s upcoming comedy series based on Justin Simien’s acclaimed film.

Set among a diverse group of students of color as they navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college where racial tensions are often swept under the rug, Dear White People is a send up of “post-racial” America that also weaves a universal story about forging one’s own unique path.

Tardy will play Kenyan student Rashid Bakr, a brainy young man who speaks five languages. He’s trying to discover what it means to be an African in America among African-Americans.

The series will be produced by Lionsgate, whose sister company Roadside Attractions released the original film in 2014. The 10-episode series will premiere on Netflix worldwide in 2017.

Tardy is repped by The Kohner Agency and Generate.