Spike Lee has been having a great couple of weeks since claiming his first Oscar win. Adding to his successful streak, Netflix has announced the premiere of the second season of She’s Gotta Have It, the series based on his film debut.
Created by the Academy Award winner who also happens to executive produces the series alongside Tonya Lewis Lee, all nine episodes of Season 2 will be released on May 24, 2019.
The series is described as a “seriously sexy comedy and rousing celebration of female empowerment, She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 offers a timely and topical portrait of rising talents, with free-spirited artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) at the center. Struggling with newfound success this season, against a backdrop of black art and culture, Nola must decide if she will remain true to her creative ideals or give in to the corporate world. Her journey of self-discovery helps transform the lives of those around her, including friend and sometimes lover Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos), who sets out to pursue his true passion of music as well as her inner circle of Opal (Ilfenesh Hadera), Greer Childs (Cleo Anthony), Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent), Clorinda Bradford (Margot Bingham), Shemekka Epps (Chyna Layne) and Winnie Win (Fat Joe). Their journey expands to new destinations this season beyond their home base of Fort Greene, the vibrant Brooklyn enclave that continues to evolve and change as gentrification remakes the neighborhood.”
When Spike Lee first dropped the film in 1986, to say it was a game changer would be an understatement. Highlighting sexual liberation and sex-positive identity through the of Black woman was iconoclastic. Now as season two is to be released, Lee will continue to explore the themes of love, sex, and relationships, from the perspective of Nola Darling.
Watch the trailer below.