She’s Gotta Have It Canceled at Netflix

Spike Lee is expected to shop She's Gotta Have It series to other outlets as he works on Da 5 Bloods for Netflix.

She's Gotta Have It

She’s Gotta Have It season 3 is up for grabs. Netflix has canceled Spike Lee’s series less than two months after its season 2 premiere, according to Variety. The series, which was titled after the filmmaker’s 1986 feature film debut, follows Nola Darling as a young sex-positive, polyamorous pansexual graphic artist based in Brooklyn.

“Spike Lee is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and we’re thrilled he brought the series She’s Gotta Have It (1986, based on his first feature film) to Netflix,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “While this is our last season, we’re very proud that it will be on our service for years to come, and excited to be working with Spike on his upcoming Netflix film Da 5 Bloods.”

Lee’s upcoming Netflix film is a war drama focusing on Vietnam veterans. The movie will include appearances from Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (BlacKkKlansman), Delroy Lindo (The Good Fight), and Norm Lewis (Les Misérables).

“I would like you to know the only reason I’m doing this is cos folks think they know me,” Darling explained in the first season of the series. “They think they know what I’m about, and the truth is, they don’t me.” Audiences may get the chance to know Nola further as Lee is expected to shop the comedy to other outlets.

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She’s Gotta Have It starred DeWanda Wise as the free-spirited artist, and featured Ilfenesh Hadera, Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent, Margot Bingham, Chyna Layne, and Fat Joe in supporting roles. Anthony Ramos played Mars Blackmon, the role Lee played in the original film. The series first aired in November 2017. Season 1 consisted of 10 episodes. Season 2 had 9 episodes. Lee directed every episode.

Lee shot the film She’s Gotta Have It in 12 days during the summer of 1985. Tracy Camilla Johns starre as as Nola Darling. Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell and Lee played the men in her life. The film, which came out in 1986, helped invigorate the independent film movement of the 1980s.

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