Spike Lee is getting into the TV industry with Netflix.
The legendary director has partnered with Netflix to create 10 episodes of a series based on the director's 1986 feature film She's Gotta Have It.
The series is described as "a contemporary update of Spike Lee's revolutionary debut independent film."
The TV series will center around Noral Darling, a Brooklyn artist in her late twenties who is struggling to define herself and find her identity. The feature film showed her amongst her friends including three lovers: cultured model Greer Childs; investment banker Jamie Overstreet; and sneakerhead Mars Blackmon.
Spike Lee will direct the entire series and will serve as creator and executive producer.
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“We are getting an opportunity to revisit these memorable characters who will still be relevant and avant garde 3 decades later,” Lee said. “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.”
The series will be Spike Lee's first real venture into television. He previously directed TV movies and documentaries but, never a dramatic series.
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