Nia Jervier (Step Sisters, Dear White People movie) and Wyatt Nash (The Bridge, Pretty Little Liars) have booked recurring roles in Dear White People, Netflix’s half-hour comedy series based on Justin Simien’s acclaimed debut indie feature.
Set among a diverse group of students of color as they navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college where racial tensions often are swept under the rug, Dear White People is a sendup of “post-racial” America that also weaves a universal story about forging one’s own unique path. The series will be produced by Lionsgate, whose sister company Roadside Attractions released the original film in 2014.
Jervier will play Kelsey, a bubbly college student genuinely surprised that racism is still a thing. Nash will portray Kurt Fletcher, editor of the campus humor magazine and son of the college president.
Jervier, who played Coco’s friend in the 2014 Dear White People movie, next will be seen in Broad Green Pictures’ dance comedy Step Sisters, slated to open in 2017. She’s repped by Stagecoach Entertainment and Ginsburg Daniels. Nash played Ryan in Hallmark’s The Bridge TV movies and recurred on Pretty Little Liars. He’s repped by Innovative and Principal Entertainment LA.