It's no secret that Netflix is producing a ton of original content nowadays. But with so many new shows finding their home on the streaming service, Netflix has also begun to trim the fat and cut its less popular/acclaimed series. While shows like Sense8 and Girlboss got the chop, quite a few major renewals have been announced lately. The latest of these comes from the great minds of filmmaker Spike Lee, as his new show She's Gotta Have It has been renewed for Season 2 on Netflix. Lee and his wife Tonya Lewis Lee (who is a producer on the show) made this announcement via Instagram, with a short video wishing fans a Happy New Year. Check it out below.
Get ready for plenty of more great jams and raucous times in Nola's loving bed, because She's Gotta Have It will be back for a sophomore season on Netflix.
This news is sure to be exciting for the many Netflix subscribers who took the time to binge watch She's Gotta Have It when it was released in late November. Based of off Spike Lee's debut film of the same name, She's Gotta Have It follows the life and loves of artist Nola Darling. Set within Brooklyn's Fort Greene, we see as Nola (Dewanda Wise) navigates relationships with three male suitors. Darling is a self-described "sex-positive, polyamorous pansexual who doesn't believe in monogamy', and thus has very different connections with her three lovers. Nola also reconnects with a former girlfriend, adding a fourth partner into the mix as she attempts to survive as an artist in her increasingly gentrificated neighborhood.
While this concept is enough to excite potential viewers, She's Gotta Have It boasts all the perks and stylistic choices of a typical Spike Lee joint. The music is like another character, with album covers showing on screen after tunes are utilized in important scenes. Nola and the other characters frequently break the fourth wall to narrate to the camera, and the use of almost poetic prose often works its way into the dialogue. Add on artistic montages and episodes that pack a surprising emotional punch, and it should be no surprise that Lee's new show has been renewed for its sophomore season on Netflix.
In the past few years, Netflix has proven itself as a hub for stories revolving around people of color. Dear White People has also been renewed for Season 2, and Marvel's Luke Cage told a superhero story that was visually reminiscent of blaxploitation. Unfortunately, The Get Down was cancelled after Season 1, but it certainly seems like the streaming service is a place where filmmakers with interesting stories about POC's can produce challenging and exciting work.