Officially becoming the place where creatives can bring a movie or TV series to life, Netflix has just announced that they are teaming with director Spike Lee to bring a serialized version of his first feature film to the streaming service. Per The Hollywood Reporter:
The streamer has greenlit a new series based on the filmmaker’s 1986 indie film She’s Gotta Have It, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Similar to the premise of the film, the series centers on Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late 20s struggling to define herself and divide her time among 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. Lee, who created the series, will direct all episodes and exec produce with his wife, producer Tonya Lewis Lee. Netflix will produce the show, which was originally in development at Showtime in 2014. The first season will run for 10 episodes.
Netflix continues to take chances as it continues to diversify its current slate, so it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out as well.