Netflix is on a roll these recent months. The network just picked up a series based on She’s Gotta Have It, Spike Lee’s debut film. According to Deadline, Lee will be directing all 10 episodes and act as the executive-producer with his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee. The series will be adapting the 1986 movie to the modern age.
For the uninformed, She’s Gotta Have It is about a young artist named Nola Darling from Brooklyn who struggles to find a balance between her career and complicated personal life. She has three lovers – a model, a banker and a sneakerhead. Lee played the sneakerhead in the movie. That character named Mars Blackmon was actually used in Nike Air Jordan commercials. The film was an important example of American independent movies and reflected the African-American characters really well.
Lee announced the series by making the following statement:
“We Are Hyped That NETFLIX Is Onboard With This Vision As Nola Darling, Mars Blackmon, Jamie Overstreet And Greer Childs DO DA DAMN THANG Now, Today In Da Republic Of Brooklyn, New York,”
Showtime has originally picked up the series before it moved to Netflix.
Spike Lee is an experienced director who won two Emmys for his HBO documentary When the Levees Broke in 2006.