Spike Lee Directing ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ TV Series for Netflix
Oh, Spike Lee, you must have known Netflix would come for you eventually. So it is, that the iconic filmmaker will move into the TV realm, directing a new adaptation of his own feature film debut, She’s Gotta Have It.
Per TVLine, Lee will direct all 10 episodes of the half-hour series, also serving as executive producer with producer and wife Tonya Lewis Lee. The series loosely follows Lee’s 1986 feature debut, the story of a young Brooklyn artist finding herself and dividing time between friends, and three prospective love interests.
Here’s Lee’s statement on the pickup:
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.
Casting is only just underway, but are all our film directors belong to TV? Watch the original trailer below.