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Dear White People - Season 2 - Lena Waithe to Recur





EW can exclusively reveal that history-making Emmy winner Lena Waithe (Master of None, The Chi) will recur in season 2 as P Ninny, a braggadocious MC who stars on a ridiculous Love & Hip Hop-like reality series called Trap-House Tricks. Check out the exclusive first look at Waithe as Ninny above.

“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.

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