Netflix has released an official trailer for its upcoming comedy drama series, She’s Gotta Have It. The 10 episodes series is a reboot of Spike Lee’s 1986 movie of the same title. Spike Lee also directing all ten episodes of the series.
Thirty years ago, Spike 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 returns in a timely, topical update of the visionary writer-director’s She’s Gotta Have It.
The series stars breakout actress DeWanda Wise(Shots Fired, Knucklehead) 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. Nola is the modern black woman.
Nola’s story is set entirely in Fort Greene, the vibrant BROOKLYN enclave that’s home to a thriving artists’ colony but also evolving and changing in the modern era as gentrification remakes the neighborhood. Fort Greene isn’t just a backdrop for She’s Gotta Have It—the community functions as a key supporting character unto itself.
Created and executive produced by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee through their 40 Acres banner, She’s Gotta Have It stars DeWanda Wise, Lyriq Bent(SAW franchise), Cleo Anthony(Extant, Divergent), Ilfenesh Hadera(Baywatch), Margot Bingham(Barbershop: The Next Cut,The Family), and Anthony Ramos(White Girl, A Star is Born) as Mars Blackmon, the iconic role originated by Spike Lee.
She’s Gotta Have It premieres November 23rd on Netflix. Check out the official trailer below.