There’s been plenty of chatter surrounding Spike Lee’s upcoming Netflix revival of She’s Gotta Have It. Released nearly 30 years ago, the film narrated the life of an attractive 20-something Brooklynite who explores many facets of life like living a sexually liberated lifestyle, exercising the power of choice as a woman, and her career.
And now, it’s been confirmed that the 10-episode series is due out on November 23. In addition to a release date, first-look images of the television dramedy have been popping up on various outlets, most featuring DeWanda Wise, who will reprise the role of progressive main character, Nola Darling.
“There have been a number of communal responses to our fight for civil liberties in the last few years, ‘Black Boy Joy,’ and ‘Carefree Black Girl’ among them,” Wise told ESSENCE in a recent interview.
“We’re not actually carefree of course, it’s simply emblematic of our determination to seek out love and joy in the midst of the vitriol thrown our way. I responded to this incarnation of Nola because she not only personifies the Carefree Black Girl, but we witness her struggle to retain it and nurture it. Through her lovers. Through her art. I think it’s such an important component of who we are, and I feel honored to add to the lexicon.”
Variety also reported that “Darling’s friends Clorinda Bradford, Shemekka Epps, and Rachel will be played by Margot Bingham, Chyna Layne, and Elise Hudson respectively.” In addition, Greer Childs, Jamie Overstreet, and Mars Blackmon will be played by Cleo Anthony, Lyric Bent, and Anthony Ramos.