Introducing Netflix Original Series: She’s Gotta Have It

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Netflix has unveiled a teaser trailer for the TV reboot of Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It.” We’ll take a look a what you need to know, including the release date.

During the summer of 1985, Spike Lee made his first feature film, She’s Gotta Have It. On a tiny budget of only $175,000 and over the course of 12 days, he made a groundbreaking film that premiered at Cannes and landed him the festival’s Award of the Youth. The movie went on to earn over $7 million in its domestic run, beginning what would be a long career.

What’s It About?

A modern update on the plot of the movie, the series follows Nola Darling, a Brooklyn based artist in her late twenties, as she attempts to juggle her work, her friends and three lovers. She’s struggling to find herself and time for everyone else.

The Cast

DeWanda Wise stars as Nola Darling. Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent, and Anthony Ramos play her three lovers.

Chyna Layne and Ilfenesh Hadeara, Margot Bingham, Sydney Morton and Joie Lee also star.

Teaser Trailer

Netflix aired a commercial during the BET Awards to announce the series.

Release Date

The series has a Thanksgiving premier date of November 23rd. Just in time for your food coma.

Everything Else You Need To Know

  • The episodes will be 30 minutes in length.
  • 10 episodes slated for Season 1
  • Lee is directing all 10 episodes of the first season.
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Cheryl has written for What’s on Netflix for over three years. She’s a confessed streaming addict and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and covers weekly additions for the US in addition to breaking news stories. She is the Weekend Editor for What’s On Netflix. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.