The film turned Netflix comedy series 'Dear White People' is adding new stars to it's cast just in time for production.
Nia Long is joining the cast of 'Dear White People.' Long will play the role of Neika Hobbs. Hobbs will appear as an African American studies professor at the series fictional Winchester University.
Long is most notable for her work as an actress in films such as Big Mama's House, Are We There Yet, Best Man, Soul Food and Friday. She most recently starred in the ABC series Uncle Buck.
Dear White People first made its debut in theaters back in 2014. The film tells the story of four black students at an Ivy League college and the comedy series is based on the earlier released biopic. The 10-episode series is expected to go into production this month, with an anticipated 2017 release.