Netflix has gotta have it.
The streaming service has ordered a series adaptation of Spike Lee's debut film She's Gotta Have It, Deadline reports. Lee will direct all 10 episodes, as well as executive-produce with his wife Tonya Lewis Lee. The series will update the 1986 movie to a contemporary setting.
The movie She's Gotta Have It is about a Brooklynite artist in her late 20s named Nola Darling who struggles to balance her burgeoning career with her complicated personal life, in which she's juggling three lovers — a model, a banker and a sneakerhead, the latter of whom was played by Lee himself. That character, Mars Blackmon, was further popularized in a series of Nike Air Jordan commercials. The film was groundbreaking in the way American independent films are made, as well as the depiction of African-American characters in movies.
"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," Lee wrote in a statement announcing the series. The series was originally picked up by Showtime before moving to Netflix.
This is the veteran movie director's first scripted series. He won two Emmys for his HBO documentary When the Levees Broke in 2006.