Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Getting Netflix Series Treatment

spike-lee-netflixA Spike Lee classic is about to get the Netflix treatment–the streaming network has placed a series order for a contemporary update of Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It.

The original 1986 film marked Lee’s first feature length film and starred Tracy Camilla Johns as Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her Friends, her Job and her Three Lovers: The Cultured Model, Greer Childs ((John Canada Terrell in the film), The Protective Investment Banker, Jamie Overstreet (Tommy Redmond Hicks) and Da Original B-Boy Sneakerhead, Mars Blackmon (Spike Lee).

Lee has signed on to direct all 10 episodes of the first season, serving as creator and executive producer alongside his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee.

“SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT Has A Very Special Place In My Heart. We Shot This Film In 12 Days (2 Six Day Weeks) Way Back In The Back Back Of The Hot Summer Of 1985 For A Mere Total of $175,000. Funds That We Begged, Borrowed and Whatnot To Get That Money,” Lee said in a press release about the series. “This Is The 1st Official Spike Lee Feature Film Joint And Everything That We Have Been Blessed With In This Tough Business Of Film All Have Been Due To SGHI. Now With The Passing (August 8th) Of The 30th Anniversary, It’s A Gift That Keeps On Giving. We Are Getting An Opportunity To Revisit These Memorable Characters Who Will Still Be Relevant And Avant Garde 3 Decades Later. With All That Said It Was My Wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, Producer In Her Own Right,Who Had The Vision To Take My Film From The Big Screen And Turn It Into An Episodic Series. It Had Not Occurred To Me At All. Tonya Saw It Plain As Day. I Didn’t. 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.”

Netflix and Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It will star Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos and is currently casting for a wide array of roles.

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