Back in the summer Streaming giants, Netflix announced Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, the movie that launched his career was returning as a TV Show. They teased us with a 15 second promo and now four months later we get the full trailer.
Lee burst onto the independent filmmaking scene with his groundbreaking look at one free-spirited artist making it happen for herself in Brooklyn, New York. Now, Miss Nola Darling is returning. Amazingly this is also the filmmaker’s first foray into TV Series with 10 parts. 31 years later it feels like as if it was only last year with the movie tone updating naturally to an episodic set. Things have gotten a 21st century update and she’s a “sex-positive polyamorous pansexual,” so who is Nola Darling?
The seriously sexy comedy stars breakout actress DeWanda Wise as Nola Darling, an uncompromising woman in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time among her Friends, her Job and her Three Lovers: The Cultured Model, Greer Childs, The Protective Investment Banker, Jamie Overstreet and Da Original B-Boy Sneakerhead, Mars Blackmon. Nola is not who you want her to be. Nola is now—she is outspoken, complicated, progressive, unapologetic, passionate, sexual… Spike Lee directs all 10 episodes of the series, he created and produced the show. Tonya Lewis Lee is Executive Producer. Barry Michael Cooper and Lynn Nottage are also Producers. She’s Gotta Have It was SPIKE’s landmark film which he shot in 12 days during the long hot summer of 1986. The film signalled a change of how African Americans are portrayed in movies. The new She’s Gotta Have It is his first TV series.
She’s Gotta Have It will launch globally on Netflix from 23rd November. The series stars Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent, Anthony Ramos, Heather Headley, with Margot Bingham, Chyna Layne, and Elise Hudson.