Spike Lee has been fairly open about his Netflix adaptation of the classic film, She’s Gotta Have It. Up until this point we knew the cast and film location, but in an Instagram post on Sunday, the director revealed the ten-part series would premiere this fall.
“This fall,” he responded to a follower who asked him when his next project would drop. “She’s Gotta Have It on Netflix. Ten episodes.”
ESSENCE shadowed actress DeWanda Wise on the set of She’s Gotta Have It in Brooklyn, as she’s playing the lead role of Nola Darling. “I don’t know that I’ve been a part of a show where people are like, ‘I can’t wait to see what it’s going to look like,'” she said. “And I’m like, ‘Me neither!'”
In addition to the Netflix project, Lee is also working with longtime production partner Ernest Dickerson on the restored version of the original She’s Gotta Have It that premiered 30 years ago
“Recently he [Spike Lee] asked me to take charge of the 4K restoration of ‘She’s Gotta Have it,’ which I supervised at Technicolor in Los Angeles right before Christmas,” Dickerson said as reported by Shadow and Act. “In doing it, there were deleted scenes, scenes I had not seen since 1985/1986.”
We can’t wait for the fall!