Fans of Spike Lee are polarized when it comes to the Brooklyn, N.Y., filmmaker’s 1986 movie, She’s Gotta Have It. Some find it to be one of his best films, while others … not so much. But for those who are feenin’ for a piece of nostalgia, Netflix is about to serve up something for Lee’s fans.
Netflix is giving She’s Gotta Have It a “contemporary update” with a 10-episode series. Lee will direct the series and will also executive-produce it with his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee.
Spike Lee released the following statement:
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. 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.
Now, one has to wonder: Who’ll get tapped to play the modern-day Nola Darling, the woman at the center of the movie who’s juggling her identity issues, along with three men?