Spike Lee Will Direct A She’s Gotta Have It Series for Netflix
It’s been just over 30 years since Spike Lee released his first feature film, She’s Gotta Have It, in 1986, and it’s on its way to a revival. Netflix has just ordered a 10-episode series of She’s Gotta Have It, which the company is framing as a “contemporary update” to the original film. Lee will direct every episode, and executive produce alongside his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee.
As Deadline notes, the series was originally in development at Showtime in 2014, but never came to fruition. She’s Gotta Have It follows Nola Darling, a 20-something Brooklynite navigating the pitfalls of dating a trio of men. The original was shot in just 12 days on a very limited budget. Although details on the series version are scarce, one assumes it will be made with fewer restrictions. The project will be Lee’s first TV series.