“She’s Gotta Have It” Renewed For A Second Season On Netflix
The New Year has started off right for DeWanda Wise and Spike Lee. The two took to Instagram yesterday to announce that “She’s Gotta Have It” has been renewed for a second season on Netflix. I don’t know about you, but I am ridiculously excited about this. Wise, the star of the show, captioned her Instagram post: “Back ta werq! Season 2 is OFFICIAL!!! Can’t wait to return to BK. Congrats to aaallll us.”
On Spike Lee’s Instagram, he appeared with his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, an executive producer on the project, to say, “There’s gonna be a second season of ‘She’s Gotta Have It.’ Thank you, thank you, thank you. Happy New Year, Happy New Year.”
Apparently, Tonya is the reason this show was made in the first place. In a Deadline article in September, Spike 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. Tonya saw it plain as day. I didn’t.”
Well, the 10-episode series was a pretty good re-boot of the 1986 film that revolutionized the way Black women’s sexuality was portrayed on screen. So, kudos to Tonya for the vision! The Netflix series re-introduces us to Nola Darling, played by Wise. She is a complicated 20-something artist living in Brooklyn, NY, who happens to find time to juggle three relationships. Although the series entices you with that story line, I found the most interesting story line to be #MyNameIsnt. That hashtag jumped off the screen and emerged into our real lives, reminding us that when we women are walking down the street, “Hey Ma” and “Hey can I talk to you for a second?” are not our names. It was yet another way for women to speak out against sexual harassment, particularly Black women.
Although we will get another season of this groundbreaking show, we will not get 10 episodes again. According to Variety, the second season will be cut down to eight. That is definitely less work for Lee as he directed all 10 episodes of the first season. Will you be watching the second season when it comes out?