Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It is coming to Netflix as a series, and it has its lead. Actress DeWanda Wise will be portraying Nola Darling in the TV adaptation, wich Lee is also executive producing.
The series centers on Nola (Wise), a Brooklyn-based artist in her late 20s struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: the cultured model Greer Childs; the protective investment banker Jamie Overstreet; and Da Original B-Boy Sneakerhead Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos), who still wears Jordans but now is a social-media phenomenon. Wise’s Nola Darling is a sexually liberated, free spirited painter/mixed media artist. In Lee’s movie, the role was played by Tracy Camilla Johns.
Lee is set to direct all episodes of the series, which he created and executive produces with his producer wife Tonya Lewis Lee. Netflix is the studio.
Wise can be seen in the forthcoming second season of WGN’s Underground and co-stars in the forthcoming Fox series Shots Fired.
Now the question is, who will be portraying Mars Blackmon? See some photos of Wise below and on the flip.