Spike Lee Returns to 1986 for First Netflix ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Trailer
Spike Lee really wasn’t kidding when he said he’d revisit his first official feature for a new Netflix series. Meet the new Nola Darling, as Netflix goes polyamorous for the first full She’s Gotta Have It trailer, featuring none other than a time-traveling Spike Lee.
Our first formal glimpse of Netflix’s Shes Gotta Have It features the younger Spike Lee introducing the series in classic footage; segueing into the updated cast and setting. In it, the new Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) is described as a “sex-positive polyamorous pansexual,” but “I’m not a freak … I’m not a sex addict … and I’m damn sure nobody’s property.”
Featuring Shots Fired star DeWanda Wise in the lead role of Nola Darling (originally played by Tracy Camilla Johns), Spike Lee’s new Netflix series will debut Thursday, November 23. The ten-episode dramedy re-imagines Lee’s 1986 film in a contemporary setting, featuring Hamilton star Anthony Ramos in the role Lee originally played, Mars Blackmon. So reads the description:
She’s Gotta Have It the Netflix Original Series from Academy Award Nominated Director SPIKE LEE is a 10-episode contemporary update of Lee’s 1986 revolutionary debut film. Starring DeWanda Wise (Shots Fired) in the central role of 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: Greer Childs played by Cleo Anthony (Divergent), Jamie Overstreet played by Lyriq Bent (The Book of Negroes), and Mars Blackmon played by Hamilton alum Anthony Ramos. Chyna Layne (Precious) and Ilfenesh Hadeara (Baywatch), Margot Bingham (Barbershop: The Next Cut), Sydney Morton (Love, New York), and Joie Lee (Do The Right Thing) also star. Lee directs all 10 episodes of the series, he created and produced the show.
You can watch the first teaser and original trailer for yourself below, and stay tuned for more on Lee’s new She’s Gotta Have It.