Iconic director Spike Lee has landed his first TV series with the entertainment juggernaut Netflix in a partnership that will bless television screens and computer monitors everywhere with 10-episodes of a She’s Gotta Have It series.
Lee is set to direct all episodes, based on his groundbreaking 1986 film, which he will produce with his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee.
A cult favorite among Black audiences, the movie follows Nola Darling, a Brooklyn artist and sex-positive protagonist that captured hearts and minds everywhere.
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The film catapulted Lee into his place as one of the greatest to ever do it.
According to Deadline:
Lee made his breakthrough with She’s Gotta Have It, which he shot in 12 days during the summer of ’85 on a shoestring budget. The film, starring Tracy Camilla Johns as a young, sexually independent Brooklynite who juggles three suitors (Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Lee), signaled a change of how African Americans are portrayed in movies and ended up grossing $7,137,502 at the U.S. box office.
Just in case you forgot how amazing the film is, we’ve got you covered. Check out the original trailer, here.
Will you be tuning in?