Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Series Comes To Netflix In November
Director Spike Lee has made his first steps into TV drama by creating a 10-episode contemporary update of his revolutionary 1986 debut film ‘She’s Gotta Have It‘ for Netflix.
Arriving on the streaming service from 23rd November 2017, the Netflix Original Series stars DeWanda Wise (Shots Fired) in the central role of Nola Darling. She is a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: Greer Childs played by Cleo Anthony (Divergent), Jamie Overstreet played by Lyriq Bent (The Book of Negroes), and Mars Blackmon played by Hamilton alum Anthony Ramos.
Chyna Layne (Precious) and Ilfenesh Hadera (Baywatch), Margot Bingham (Barbershop: The Next Cut), Sydney Morton (Love, New York), and Joie Lee (Do The Right Thing) also star. Lee created and produced the show, and directs all 10 episodes. Tonya Lewis Lee is Executive Producer. Barry Michael Cooper and Lynn Nottage are also Producers.
Spike Lee has become known as an uncompromising & provocative director, but it was his landmark debut film, shot over 2 weeks in the Summer of 1986 which really made people take notice. The film is credited as signalling a change of how African Americans are portrayed in movies. The movie was made for a modest $175,000, but grossed over $7 million at the box office, making it one of the most profitable films of the year.
Since then, Lee has gone on to create such films as ‘Malcolm X’, ‘Mo’ Better Blues’ and ‘Do The Right Thing’, which gave him an Oscar nomination. He’s also produced award-winning documentaries, such as the double Emmy-winning ‘If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise’ and the Peabody-winning ‘A Huey P Newton Story’.
‘She’s Gotta Have It‘ streams onto Netflix from the 23rd November, 2017.
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