Less than two months after releasing the second season of She’s Gotta Have It, Netflix cancelled the series. The show was an adaptation of Spike Lee’s first feature film of the same name.
Similar to the 1986 film, the show followed Nola Darling, New York artist and a sex-positive, polyamorous, pansexual black woman as she navigates her life. Nola Darling was played by DeWanda Wise (Someone Great, The Twilight Zone). Further cast members include Anthony Ramos (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), Lyriq Bent (Acrimony), Cleo Anthony (Transparent), Chyna Layne (The First Purge), and Margot Bingham (Barber Shop: The Next Cut).
Watch the season two trailer below.
Spike Lee served as the executive producer on the series and directed all 10 episodes of season one. Lee is expected to shop the show to other networks for a possible season three. Lee has yet to make a statement, but following the show’s cancellation, Wise posted an Audre Lorde quote in tribute to her character.
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“Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end. And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” #AudreLorde Saying “Until” to Nola Darling today 🕊
Ted Sarandos, the Chief Content Officer at Netflix, said, “Spike Lee is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and we’re thrilled he brought the series She’s Gotta Have It to Netflix. 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.’”
Da 5 Bloods is a film about five black Vietnam War veterans who return to Vietnam in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and possibly buried treasure. During the search, the heroes face forces of man and nature and have to confront the memories of war.